Hey Constant Crafters!
Long time no type, Fellows of the Craft! My summer gig kind of took over my life and I am very glad to have had the forethought to take a break from the blog and focus on the work at hand. But I am just as jazzed to be back on the keys and back to my most "constructive" (I had to do it) hobby, crafting.
Let us start this winter with my favorite holiday, Halloween. This year the old ball and chain and I decided to be Scott and Ramona from Scott Pilgrim vs the World. I hemmed my thrifted green khaki dress, cut the wig, and made my purse from my own pattern. Add in my Mary Janes, steampunk goggles, finger-less gloves (not pictured); and for warmth: leg warmers and a hoodie. My sweet fella searched Etsy for a purse or a pattern and found a few but, cmon, I can create a round purse so... that leads up to our
FIRST TUTORIAL OF THE SEASON!
Ramona Flowers Star Purse:
- Yard of fabric (I used duck cloth, it is thick and treated for outdoor use), color of your choice (Ramon had several versions in the movie)
- Fat quarter of the Star's color (use a faux leather)
- Thick interfacing (may be iron or sew in, your choice)
- A dinner plate
- Zipper, at least the length of half the circumference of your dinner plate
- Thread in these two colors
- Sewing Machine
- Tape measure
*For my star, instead of a fat quarter, I bought a black, fake leather purse with one large side big enough for my star; then I also had the use of all buckles and O-rings on purse. Possibly the zipper too if you're diligent and careful.
- Use your dinner plate to cut two circles of fabric and interfacing (you may also cut two additional circles of fabric if you do not want to see your interfacing inside your purse). Use 1/2 at SA.
- Using the entire length of the fabric, mark and cut your strap and width of the purse in strips.
- If you are using hardware from another purse, measure how wide the buckles and rings are so you know how wide to make your strap. Adjust measurements as needed.
- This is where you would baste your second fashion fabric on the inside to hide interfacing.
- You'll see on mine, I had O-rings. I cut a short length of strap to go around the ring and top stitched to purse and to strap.
**For a more XP, you may also use a slightly smaller, contrasting color star top stitched on the bottom star and piping in your contrasting color around the circles.