Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sewing Concealed Carry Purses in Teal and Gold Metallic Fabric

I recently received a request from a customer to make her a concealed carry purse out of Robert Kaufman's Beau Monde Metallic fabric (which has recently been discontinued-BTW), I was a little unsure of how it would turn out.  It is a very lightweight fabric, so I knew that I would want to add the standard 1 layer of woven fusible interfacing, but I thought I might need to add a 2nd layer, as well.

Concealed Carry Purse by Ginas Craft Corner



This pattern calls for adding interfacing and a duck interlining.  As I pieced it together this fabric really started to transform!

Concealed Carry Purse by Ginas Craft Corner

It went from being an ok, lightweight fabric to a heavyweight high end feel and look.  From a distance you would have sworn it was leather.
Concealed Carry Purse by Ginas Craft Corner

By the end of this project I was so in love with this purse.  To me, it looked like a department store purse.  My customer, I should call her my friend as this is her fourth purse, also wanted a wallet.  It wasn't until I went to take the picture, however, that I noticed the twist lock on the wallet was SILVER! Ugh!  At least she's a very understanding lady.

Concealed Carry Purse by Ginas Craft Corner

This is the Necessary Clutch Wallet from Emalinebags.com  and it is a very fun pattern.  If you have ever wanted to try a wallet, I think you will enjoy this one. 

Teal and gold are a popular choice lately.  I also made this one for another customer earlier in the summer.  This fabric is an indoor/outdoor by Swavelle/Mill Creek called Fresco Atlantis. I was very pleased with the end product.  

Concealed Carry Purse by Ginas Craft Corner

Concealed Carry Purse by Ginas Craft Corner


Concealed Carry Purse by Ginas Craft Corner

I bet you are wondering what purse pattern this is.  Isn't it lovely?  It is called the Iris Convertible.  I have altered the pattern to make it a conceal and carry purse, but the original pattern is from Celine over at BlueCalla on Etsy.  She has some BEAUTIFUL purse patterns that I'm dying to try.

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