Castle Peeps Purse

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Castle Peeps Purse - Detail, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I made my Castle Peeps purse this weekend! The pattern is the Emma Day Bag by Grand Revival Designs that I won along with the fabric from I have to say.... You can purchase the pattern by itself or as a kit over at her shop, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics!

Overall I am really happy with how it turned out! I was a little unsure about how the fabrics would work on a purse but I am SO glad I went with my gut!!


Castle Peeps Purse!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
There are a lot of pattern pieces but it wasn't too bad because I broke up the cutting over two nights. I traced the pieces onto freezer paper and temporarily fused them to the fabric. This made the cutting SO much easier. I'll always do this now.


Castle Peeps Purse - Patch, originally uploaded by jenib320.
The pattern suggests using canvas, twill, or duck cloth for interfacing and hand baste it to all the pieces. I hate basting so I used fusible fleece instead. It worked great! There were a few places where I probably should have trimmed down the seams, so I'll have to do that next time. I'll also make the lining pieces slightly smaller than the exteriors pieces next time. There is a healthy dose of loose lining in the bag. Nothing major, just a change for next time!


Castle Peeps Purse - Inside, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I also attached the magnetic snap and pocket before assembling the lining completely. Otherwise I followed the pattern! :)

5 comments :

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Seriously beautiful job! This line is wonderful! =)

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  2. So cute! I love it! I also love using fusible fleece on my bags. On the last one I trimmed down the fusible fleece to 1/4" smaller than the fabric on every side (before fusing) and it worked great not having it in the seam allowance.

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  3. Stunning job. I love checking in on your blog and seeing what you are perfecting next! :) You are my favourite blogger!

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  4. I absolutely love the idea of using freezer paper for tracing and cutting out patterns...I never would of thought of that...will make cutting out so much easier...

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  5. I absolutely love the idea of using freezer paper for tracing and cutting out patterns...I never would of thought of that...will make cutting out so much easier...

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