When I saw this selvage purse/tote on Julie's blog my first reaction was ooooh followed by the thought, "I'm not surprised I like it." It seems I always like the stuff Julie makes.
The purse design is by Jodie Carleton and appeared in Australian Homespun magazine, number 84, the "Go Green" issue. And off I went to make my own selvage purse.
My purse is a little different than Julie's... or the instructions! Starting with selvages sewn to the foundation, mine run horizontally across the purse instead of vertically. I thought I had a lot of selvages collected until I started sorting through them looking for a variety of blues - words, and color windows - to coordinate with the denim purse flap and handles I upcycled from old blue jeans.
When I laid out the pattern pieces to cut the purse front and back, I had plenty of excess selvages to make my purse larger, so I did. It finished at 7" X 11", one inch taller and one inch wider than the pattern.
I added an inside pocket. Note my pretty white Maori fabric, purchased at Craft Depot in Pennant Hills, NSW, Australia.
Now if you're a Kathy, Carla, Brandon, Erin, Kaffe, Kari, Patrick, Ro, Tammy, Debi, Michele, Erika, Robert, Isadora, Jennifer or Valori - among others - you'll have no problem finding your selvage name!
How can that be? Every other person I know is named Linda! Do you have a famous selvage name?
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