Creations Made with a Mom's Love

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ruffle Purse Knock off...

So, a friend of mine saw this purse at the store and wanted it only cuter.  She of course asked me if I could help her out.  I took one look at it and said, "sure"  So here we go....
 Here is the purse that she wants me to make, only cuter!
 The ruffles will be a little tricky but I think that I can handle it.  So, in order to make the knowck off we went and got some fabric that she liked and I guessed about the amout we needed but I think that we got about a yard and a half.  We still need to get the linning so that is why this is not done yet. Well.... not entirely.  There is the fact that we were gone this weekend...
 So, I layed the purse down on the fabric and cut the shape out leaving about an inch or two extra for seam allowance.  I cut the main purse shape first.
 Next, I cut the Base of the purse that goes all the way around it so that it has some depth.  This I cut on the fold of the fabric.
  I cut the largest ruffle and the shoulder strap off the finished edge so that I had less to serge.
 Then I cut the middle ruffle out of only one layer of fabric.
 Next the smallest ruffle and then I used some of the length to cut a piece for the center piece to anchor the ruffles in the center.  We found an awesome boutton that we are going to add to ours.
 I then cut the shape I needed for the center piece, allowing for extra to fold under.
 I then serged all the pieces.  Now I am just waiting to get the lining so I can copy a couple of the pieces and then start construction.  More to come.....


  1. I finally got the lining for this project. So, I am going to try and get it started today. With any luck I will be able to get this done today. Now, if the kids could just cooperate! Wink, wink

  2. So,I didn't have luck on my side yesterday. But it wasn't b/c of the kids. I just couldn't stay focused on the purse yesterday but I got the lining cut last night and I am getting ready to start assembling the purse now.... I will be getting back to you with updates soon!