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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > I made a purse today! ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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I made a purse today!
I'm so excited! (and where can I find handles?)
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Date: 5/14/06 1:32 AM

I did my first sewing project ever today. I made a purse using McCall's Easy Stitch N' Save M5082, and I am so happy! You can really only tell there are mistakes if you are looking for them. All I have to do is find some black or red ring shaped handles for it. Does anyone know where to find handles like that?

Now if only I can figure out how to use MY machine... I learned how to use my boyfriend's mom's way nicer one.

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Date: 5/14/06 9:28 AM

Congratulations! First ever sewing project. Thats amazing. Purses are not the easiest first project but you did it.

For the handles try your local Joann Fabrics. They have started to carry a lot of handles now. Also if you have Walmart in your area, it might be worthwhile check there too.

For a complete list of resources, see my article on handbag harware in threads magazine #124

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Date: 5/14/06 10:24 AM

Hancock Fabric in my area is also now carrying purse handles.

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Date: 5/14/06 12:31 PM

Purse handles are everywhere lately. Check out craft stores such as Michael's, where they are selling purse kits and handles.

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Date: 5/14/06 5:26 PM

Good for you!!! I just made my first purse two months ago, but have been a garment sewer since I was 12.

Picked up a purse pattern for $1 thinking, "Maybe...", then got motivated after reading Deepika's article.

Purses are a lot of fun and lend themselves to lots of creative embellishment. Planning on order that K. King CD on handbags soon too!

Looking forward to your purse review!

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Date: 5/14/06 6:52 PM

Congrats on your first project! I agree a craft shop is a good bet for finding handles. You might also try eBay.

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Date: 5/14/06 9:42 PM

WooHoo! WTG!!

I am finding bag making is VERY addictive!!

Enjoy your new purse!!

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Date: 5/14/06 11:29 PM

It's also worth taking a turn through the nearest thrift store. I often buy icky purses with perfectly wonderful handles that I "recycle." Although, it's easier to do that when you START with the handles and make the purse to go with.

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Date: 5/15/06 8:10 AM

I've seen purse handles at the quilting stores too. But I really have noticed that Hancock has a lot of purse supplies now.

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Date: 5/15/06 10:43 PM

Thanks, y'all! I will definitely check out the stores in my area when I get a chance.

I am going to do a review for this pattern, but figured I'd wait until I can show a picture of the completed project, because it really doesn't look like too much without the handles.

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