Sunday, April 26, 2009

pleated purse

This purse is going to live with my quilting bee friend Stephanie's mother-in-law in Florida:It's made from this tutorial, and I used some of my favorite IKEA canvas and an orange and white swiss dot for the lining. The tutorial was just OK-- the bag is very cute, and I didn't run into any problems. I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner-- I'm glad I've had previous purse making experience.
It's going to Stephanie's mother-in-law because she was kind enough to pick up an extra ABC panel for me, just like the ones we used for Stephanie's month.
I hope she likes it!


  1. I love it so much!!! Dang it is going to my MIL - he he It is perfect she will love it I just know it. Thank you so much. You rock!

  2. Another winning bag made by Rachael! This has a very tailored look to it. It's sharp!

  3. Christmas is coming early for Stephanie's MIL. Love the purse. Great fabric choice!

  4. Cute! I bet she will love it! Thanks for the link to that tutorial.

  5. This is from my MIL -

    Your package arrived today and it was like Christmas to me! What a wonderful surprise. I love the purse and the fabric. It is perfect. I especially like the inside pockets to keep things organized. Thank you so much for your kindness! Keep up the good work - your quilts are beautiful too!

    Bonnie K.