Sewing Crow Purse

Here’s a project I started over 2 years ago (!) that I finally finished.  I saw this purse in an issue of Quilt Sampler – it was in a photo of one of the shops that was featured – and fell in love with it!  Through the power of the internet, I googled “Sewing Crow” and quickly found the pattern by Kindred Spirits

Sewing Crow Purse

I picked some bright colors for the applique, and when I was done stitching I sprayed the piece with distressing spray (walnut crystals mixed with water) to tone down the colors and give it a more aged look.  I am very happy with the results.  The handles were painted a glossy black, and two buttons were added for decoration.  I will paint some gold stars on the handle, and also make a small wool strawberry to hang from one button, and find a little pair of scissors to hang from the other.  Then it will be the perfect sewing bag!

The bag is roomy – the finished size measures about 12 X 15 – so it is big enough for most any project you want to take on the go.  You can easily fit a full-size pattern, several yards of fabric/wool, and other accessories.  I used a nice piece of orange Jo Morton fabric for the lining, and added two interior pockets (one in yellow and blue – Jo fabric of course).

I briefly considered embroidering something on the other side (“Keep it Thimble”), but instead opted to finish it up for now just to get it done!  I can always go back and add the embroidery later.  I’m so happy to finally have this finished!   Are there any projects you’ve been meaning to finish – pull out one of them and see if you can finish it before the end of the year :).

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10 responses to “Sewing Crow Purse

  1. Hey Heather it looks awesome – great job!!

  2. Very nicely done Heather, another thing to cross off your to do list!

    Hope you enjoy using it for many years.

  3. Dear Heather,

    This is so cute, I had know idea you had so many unfinished projects. Glad that you are able to get so many done and they are all nice.
    Mom

    • Thanks Mom! That just gave me an idea for another blog post. I am going to make a list of all my unfinished projects as of now, and see how many I can finish by the end of 2011.

      That’s right, I am going to give myself a year to finish them:) The trick is to not add any more unfinished projects to the list. I already have my sewing set for the rest of the year, but I can’t talk too much about it since they are for presents.

  4. I had to go to JoAnne Fabrics today to get some elastic. They wanted to add me to their mailing list and I said no thank you. However, I was proud to tell them I have a Mother and Daughter that used their store a lot.

    Love ya,
    Mom

  5. Very cute. Would be perfect to carry supplies to a stitch group.

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