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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Trifecta Bag Again


The basic bag is almost done except for some hand sewing on the lining. There is still the optional insert for cards and change to do. It will be quite easy though I think, at least compared to the rest of the bag. This one has been quite a challenge but lots of fun. Lucky for me that I've sewn a lot of clothing. That really helped.



Here's the inside with the right zipper. I couldn't find one at the fabric store. They had never even heard of that type of zipper. All the zippers with two pulls are open when the pulls meet at the center. I went thrifting and found a bag with the perfect zipper for $1.00. I bought it and took the zipper out. I also got another magnetic snap and a couple of handles.

8 comments:

Janet said...

Great purse with lots of pockets. Nice workmanship and clever to buy a used purse. If I understand correctly, you couldn't find the right zipper. When I taught sewing, I bought zipper by the inch and the pulls separately. I ordered my class's online but I've even seen it at JoAnn's

Brenda said...

very cool bag, but it looks a bit complicated. would you make another one now that you've done it once?

Wanda said...

Really great bag! And wow...I would have never thought of finding a zipper the way you did! Imagination is very important! Respect!!

Libby Fife said...

Those are a lot of instructions! Good looking bag though.

jovaliquilts said...

It looks great! What a clever way to get parts by cannibalizing an old bag.

Cascade Lily said...

Gosh Joyce what a lot of work. I hope you love it when it's finished! And we all agree you're a genius for finding the perfect zip plus new supplies!

LC said...

Joyce, this is the best one yet! You are so smart going for a used bag to get the parts!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Beautiful purse there! Great idea to use a thrift purse for the zipper - must be a specialty item? Maybe Britex fabrics in San Francisco carrys them - they have EVERYTHING! Cheers! Evelyn