Thursday, October 10, 2013

scrap happy purse pattern

I'm pleased to announce that my Scrap Happy Purse pattern is officially finished! Woo-hoo! (And boy, do I have the headache to prove it!)
I've been carrying the original purse since May and I have gotten such great feedback on it. I absolutely love the size. It's perfect for everyday use, but it also works well for traveling. An I-pad and a small knitting project fit inside it quite nicely, even with my everyday purse contents.
The original bag uses pre-made handles (which I purchased at my local quilt shop) but there are also instructions in the pattern for making your own. I chose to make sassy pink handles for this version. :)
Have I mentioned that it's a great way to use up scraps? The more, the better!
By the way, this is scrap project #19/101. (Yay!)
 
The purse finishes at 9" wide x 11" tall x 5" deep.
The PDF pattern is available for purchase here.
 
If you would like to win a copy of the pattern, please leave me a comment on this post. In your comment I'd love to hear where your dream vacation destination is. I'll pick a winner on Saturday.

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Linda said...

I would love to go to Alaska with my husband - maybe one day. Thanks for the chance to win such a great pattern.

cjmont said...

my dream vacation would be a month in australia. love the purse.

~Kelie~ said...

My dream vacation is a cruise to either the Bahamas, Caribbeans, or Jamaica! This bag looks like so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern!!!

annie said...

Call me silly .. But, my dream vacation is Disney World!! I remember scrambling to the TV on Sunday evening to watch The Wonderful World of Disney. Walt Disney was such an ambassador for good will. Your Scrappy Bag is such a wonderful example of how all different pieces can come together and be so beautiful. Now, if only we humans can follow this pattern!!

roxi said...

really enjoying your scrappy projects! thanks for the inspiration yet again!!! my dream holiday would be to visit the jungles of costa rica. I'm saving my $$$ and hopefully not to far away from making it happen!

barbaradougherty126 said...

Love the bag! My dream vacation (or to live even) would be Scotland! I think I would love it there. :)

Unknown said...

Somewhere where the snow is deep and cold and the snowmobiles are hot and fast !

Brianna S said...

Love the purse! The Galapagos! You never know when it is going to be destroyed by a natural disaster or an oil spill, so I need to hurry!

Anonymous said...

Your colors are always so bright and happy!

tammi said...

Such an adorable bag! I would love to go Tahiti or Bora Bora and stay in one of those grass over the water. That's always been my dream vacation...

Anonymous said...

This purse is adorable I would love to have it. My favorite destination would be anywhere with my granddaughters!!!!
Thanks again,
debbie
debfern@juno.com

Shauna said...

My dream vacation would be to anywhere in Europe but especially Paris. Love the bag - it's so colourful. I would love to win a copy of the pattern.

Dawna C said...

Love the purse, so fresh and fun! I'd love to go to Fiji and stay at one of those houses over the water......ahhh, warm and sunny!

Sewdoing said...

It's a lovely bag with happy colors. I would love to go to Greece.
judysew@gmail.com

Alisa said...

If dreams are free then I'd choose to travel Europe with emphasis on The Netherlands. Too bad I couldn't win that! :-)

JmzB said...

My dream vacation spot (for now!) is Russia. I'm fascinated by it. Love your bag BTW!

Catrin Lewis said...

I'd love to take an RV around north America (mainly New England and Canada) but it would have to be for at least a year so that I'd be able to see as much of the two countries as possible :-)

Swedish Scrapper said...

Super scrappy bag pattern, I love it! I love Crete and Japan, but my dream vacation would be to go to Portugal.

Brenna said...

The bag is adorable! My dream vacation would probably be a tour of the British Isles.

pattiespea said...

I would love to go to florida! I love your purse, so neat!!

Ruth S. said...

I would love to tour Europe. We once lived in Germany and it would be great to see the changes, to include all of Berlin. I would like to visit Holland in tulip season, too.

slopez45s2000 said...

I love this purse! Thanks for the wonderful blog, I look for you everyday.
Thanks,
Shari

Hayley said...

Would love a copy of your pattern, not much chance of winning but may as well have a go. I want to do a fabric tour of India.

Unknown said...

I'm thinking Galapagos Islands. Love this bag. So many things could be done with it... :)

quiltzyx said...

I'd love to go to Scotland & Ireland. Since I live in So Cal, which is basically a desert, I love the thought of seeing all that lovely green!!

pkrueger said...

Love this bag! Would love to vacation in Boston. Thanks.

janie said...

Amada, I would love a pattern for this very pretty purse. My dream vaca would be to return to Arisonia for the winter, we used to camp in our 5th wheel and DH has gotten ill and we can't do it anymore. boo hooo.

Teressa P. said...

What a fantastic purse! My dream vacations are Hawaii, New York and Disneyworld! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Laughing Owl said...

The bag is just so great!
And my dream vacation destination would definitely be England...

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Lovely purse! I love the scrappiness and the colorfulness! Thanks for the chance at a fun giveaway! Dream vacation? Quiet getaway to the beach, when it's chilly, with lots of books, quilts, coffee and hot cocoa, to just look out & listen to the ocean, get lost in good conversation or good books.

Jennifer said...

A nice quiet beach. Love your bag!

Shoebotmom said...

I grew up in Bermuda, but hVen been back I. Nearly 20 years. My dream vacay would be to take my husband and kids there.

Susan said...

You bag Is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Almond Tea said...

I love this pattern! Adorable

Jennifer said...

My dream vacation is a tie between two places: Scotland and Egypt. Your bags is beautiful! My favorite is the one with the pre-made handles. So classy!

Suzanne Daniels said...

My dream vacation would be for me and the kids to travel back to Ireland and see my parents and family. We moved here in 2004 and haven't been back since. Though my parents do come over here once a year. One day soon :)

Vicki H said...

Love your bag. I would love to go to Hawaii or Australia or Alaska.

Vicki Lou said...

That scrappy purse is LOVELY! I'd like a chance to win the pattern and go toy favorite cabin on The North Shore of Lake Superior for a few days of uninterrupted quilting while looking out the front windows to the lake!

Cavosie-Pletsch family said...

My dream vacation is to go on an Agatha Christie-themed trip down the Nile. No murders please.

Dedra C said...

My dream vacation is in Hawaii. I know it's unoriginal, but being from the PNW, I need some sun!

Deb said...

Ireland or Australia probably. I do know bloggers in Australia so that might be nice.

What Comes Next? said...

I would love to see Italy! and take my version of your scrap happy purse with me!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful bag, though as a beginner it may be a little beyond my skills! I think my dream vacation would be for everyone else to leave and me to stay home and have some peace and quiet. Sewing and reading and doing whatever I want for a few days!

robin chapa said...

Whether I win the pattern (please, universe, please!) or not, I'm making that bag! So so so cute! A low-volume version for me, I think ;) Thanks for a chance to win! My dream vacation is to go back to London, but w/ my husband who's never been :)

SarahQuilts said...

How pretty! I'm not a big one for travel - the planning stages freak me out - but I can't wait to repeat my dream vacation. It came true for my 5th wedding anniversary this August.

We visited an all inclusive couples resort on the edge of Algonquin park. The food was amazing - mostly grown on the property - and there was lots to do.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Nexxxus Ramblings said...

My dream vacation is to Argentina. My husband came to the US when he was 17. I would love to go there to see where he grew up.

Lynn said...

I live in Perth, Western Australia, and couldn't be further from my dream destination of Dominica in the Caribbean. Fortunately we are heading to Dominica in December (via the USA of course), and the Scrap Happy Purse would be perfect to make for the extensive travel!

Schulz Family said...

Love your pattern and the bag. My dream destination is Antarctica. I have always wanted to go. Since I was about 14 I think. So that is 30 odd years and I have still not gotten there!!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Anywhere I don't have to cook or do dishes. But seriously, I'd love to visit Australia.

rebelliouskiwi in Oz said...

Such a gorgeous lil bag!
My dream destination would be Greece. Have always fancied the white beaches & the gorgeous white houses on the hills with blue trims (i'm sure it doesn't all look like that, but it really looks dreamy in the pictures lol)

Laura said...

I would love to go ANYWHERE! But in particular HAWAII!!!

Lee said...

Lovely purse! Congrats on getting such a pattern written and done! I am dreaming of visiting Finland!

Kristine said...

Oh, I'm not sure I could pick one place. It would have to be a place that involves going over an ocean. China, Hawaii, Lithuania, Ireland, England all would be awesome.

Katherine said...

Super cute!
Australia is a dream destination for me.

Allison said...

I love the pattern! As for my dream vacation, I'd love to go to Hawaii.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is also perfect for selvages! I just bought the pattern and will share it with you soon, "soon" being a relative term of course.

Dream vacation destination: Ireland.

Linda said...

I'm not into making purses but do love this one. Would love to win this pattern and give it a try.
Love to go to Switzerland.

Linda Nelson said...

Dream vacation...Ireland and hitting all of the pubs to listen to the local music!

Chen said...

Love this bag! My dream vacation would be Australia but right now, I'd settle for time to sew :)

Amanda said...

Europe! My husband and I are hoping to go next year for our tenth anniversary!

Linda said...

Love this purse pattern and would make nice Christmas gift for my girls. I dream of Hawaii

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