Purse Palooza


Have you heard about Purse Palooza yet?

Sara from Sew Sweetness has dreamed up this event that I am really excited to be a part of.

If you love making bags or want to start making purses and bags, be sure to follow along!


Here’s how it works:

1. Every weekday in June, there will be 2 guest bloggers scheduled to share with you a purse sewing pattern review on Sara’s blog.  The review will contain detailed information about what they thought about the sewing pattern, modifications they made, what kind of interfacing they used, and more.

2. There will also be a giveaway every week day in June!

3. At the end of the event, you will get a chance to enter your purse in order to win some amazing prizes.

Pattern Review Schedule:

June 4 – Sara @ Sewsweetness (Pat Bravo Capri Bag)
Kim @ My Go-Go Life (Naughty Secretary Bag)
June 5 – Meg @ Fashioned by Meg (Anna Maria Horner Art Student Tote)
Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews (Posie Rosie Little Things Jane Market Bag)
June 6 – Kaelin @ The Plaid Scottie (Oliver + S Day in the Park Backpack)
Colleen @ The Busy Bean (something from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches book)
June 7 – Bree @ My Crafty Crap (Jenna Lou Designs Mabel Bag)
Ayumi @ Pink Penguin (Signature Bag from Kumiko Fujita)
June 8 – Tamiko @ Patchwork Notes (Hexagon Patchwork Bag from Playful Patchwork)
Jessica @ A Little Gray (Pat Bravo Verona Bag)
June 11 – Jessica @ Sew Crafty Jess (Amy Butler Spice Market Tote)
Amy @ amylouwho? (V. and Co. Favorite Bag)
June 12 – Sara @ The Pretty Pickle (Charlie’s Aunt Casablanca Clutch)
Lindsey @ LRStitched (Noodlehead Envelope Clutch)
June 13 – Erin @ 2 More Seconds (Keyka Lou Bucket Bag)
Caroline @ Carolina Fair (V. and Co. Carry All Tote)
June 14 – Ali @ a squared w (bag from I Like Orange Too)
Rachael @ Imagine Gnats (Jen Giddens Pocket Tote)
June 15 – Holly @ Bijou Lovely (Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag)
Katie @ There and Back (Sweet Pea Pocket Purse)
June 18 – Monique @ Sew Fun by Monique (Millie’s Market Tote from Happy Home by Jennifer Paganelli)
Katie @ Swim, Bike, Quilt! (Green Bee Scoop Tote)
June 19 – Jennie @ Clover and Violet (Lunch Bag from Pink Penguin)
Joanna @ Shape Moth (Emmaline Bag)
June 20 – Jen @ Bettycrockerass (While Baby Naps Metal Clutch)
Krista @ The Spotted Stone (The Sometimes Crafter Amanda’s Knitting Bag)
June 21 – Katy @ The Littlest Thistle (Noodlehead 2-4-1 Tote)
Terri @ Sew-Fantastic (In Color Order Lined Drawstring Bag)
June 22 – Elizabeth @ Don’t Call Me Betsy (Amy Butler Weekender Bag)
Sarah @ Fairy Face Designs (bag from the Bag Making Bible)
June 25 – Amy @ Sukie Don’t You Know Who I Am? (Amy Butler Sophia Bag)
Heather @ {House} of a la Mode (Retro Mama Granny Bag)
June 26 – Julianna @ Jednoiglec (Charlie’s Aunt Kitchen Garden Bag)
Jeni @ In Color Order (Bari J. State Street Tote)
June 27 – Kerry @ Very Kerry Berry (bag from Suzuko Koseki)
Michelle @ I Like Orange Too (Left Bank Granny Bag)
Laurie @ On the QT – Quilting Tangents (Betz White Hexie Hipster)
June 28 – Kay Whitt @ Sew Serendipity Studio (tutorial: adjustable strap with metal slider)
Amy Barickman @ Indygo Junction (tutorial: installing grommets/magnetic snaps)
June 29 – Melissa @ Bittersweet Designs (Bella Nonna Boutique Shoulder Bag)
Kelly @ Kelby Sews (Pat Bravo Paris Bag)
Bianca @ Sweet Diesel Designs (Lisa Lam For Pleat’s Sake)

Contest Rules:

1. Check out all the purse pattern reviews throughout the month and get inspired to sew up a purse of your own.

2. Join the Purse Palooza 2012 Flickr Group.

3. Link up your completed purse to the Flickr Group BETWEEN JUNE 4th and JULY 11th. Your purse must be created and photographed between those dates; purses made prior to June 4, 2012 will be disqualified. The purse may be of your own design, or made from a sewing pattern.

4. You may link up to 2 views of the same purse. More than 2 photos of the same purse will be removed from the group.

5. There is no limit to how many purses you may enter, as long as they were made between June 4th and July 11th, 2012.

Be sure to visit Sara to read more about the prizes and to start following along!




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3 responses to “Purse Palooza

  1. I just finished and added a beach bag to the mix! I love making purses and I’ve got a few more ideas I may finish before the month is up!

  2. Kit

    What great timing..I’m making my “first-ever” tote right now!
    It’s a “241 Tote” by Anna Graham of Noodlehead (www.noodle-head.com) and I’ll post it by the end of the day.

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