Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Scrap Happy Progress

Hello! I am very excited today because my first Scrap Happy purse is almost done! All that's left are the faux leather handles that need to be hand stitched.

I absolutely love this purse! I did a couple things differently from Amanda Jean's pattern. I used by Annie's Soft and Stable that I purchased at my local quilt shop, instead of batting which allows the purse to stand up on its own. This was the first time I've used it and I love it! It was so easy to work with and the final product looks and feels so professional. I also added a third pocket on the inside and used hidden magnetic snaps for the closure. Those were another first for me and they're so much fun! I love that you can make the installation completely invisible. I used this tutorial but used Pellon 809 Decor-Bond instead of Peltex. It worked great!

I also made a bit more progress on my aunt's placemats and anticipate finishing the tops today.

I am linking up today to WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Sew Fresh QuiltsWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

So far it has been a good week. I hope you all have a sew crafty day!



  1. Pretty purse! I have always admired that pattern and it looks like yours has really turned our sweet!

  2. I recently fell in love with this pattern, too and have now made five scrappy purses and am on to the sixth,,,It's rather addicting, isn't it? And a super use for scraps!

  3. Looks great! I can't wait to see it with the handles! I rarely make bags, but love seeing what others make!

  4. It looks great, congratulations on the progress. :)

  5. Your colourful bag caught my eye on Lee's WIP Wednesday. Thanks for the links you've given. Look forward to seeing a post of the finished bag :-)
    Allison, UK

  6. Jenn, that is sew pretty! It is going to look really wonderful with leather handles. Can't wait to see what color you chose.

  7. I love the look of your purse. I want to give soft and stable a try.

  8. What an absolutely adorable purse! It does look just like something made by Amanda Jean. This is going to be so cute when you get the handles on. Good for you trying some new things like the magnetic closure!

  9. Such a cute pattern and bag. Thanks for sharing!


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