Weaving SAORI style

A beginner's weaving experience with the SAORI weaving loom.

5 Little Purses

I and many of my retired friends who don't have to carry lots of stuff with them anymore, like the easy lifestyle of a little purse-just big enough for the driver's license, passport (we are expats living in Panama) and a little money.

Here are the little purses I made from my left-over cloth.

 This is the purse I made for Johnnie, the seamstress who helped make my first vest. The strap is an extra wide piece of rick rack. The decoration was made by my friend Pablo Palacio of Argentina which includes a piece of petrified wood. This little bag is lined with muslin.

This is the purse I made for Johnnie, the seamstress who helped make my first vest. The strap is an extra wide piece of rick rack. The decoration was made by my friend Pablo Palacio of Argentina which includes a piece of petrified wood. This little bag is lined with muslin.

 This sweet purple purse is going to my seamstress friend Evelyn who helped me create a pattern from my favorite shirt and got me started on sewing my beautiful cloth. This purse is unlined and is about 5"x7". I braided three pieces of decorative ribbon to make a soft but strong strap which also runs down the side seam on the outside.

This sweet purple purse is going to my seamstress friend Evelyn who helped me create a pattern from my favorite shirt and got me started on sewing my beautiful cloth. This purse is unlined and is about 5"x7". I braided three pieces of decorative ribbon to make a soft but strong strap which also runs down the side seam on the outside.

 This purse is going to my friend Rebekah who made the pretty purple blouse for me (see previous posts). She noticed this fabric hanging around and commented on the interesting color combination so I think she will enjoy this 7" x 9" bag that is lined in muslin and has fringe on both sides.

This purse is going to my friend Rebekah who made the pretty purple blouse for me (see previous posts). She noticed this fabric hanging around and commented on the interesting color combination so I think she will enjoy this 7" x 9" bag that is lined in muslin and has fringe on both sides.

 This little purse was made from the sleeves I had cut for Winn's vest. Since he didn't want sleeves, I had an interesting curved edge to work with. By sewing the curves together and folding over the top of the bag, I got a small but roomy (7" x 12") little bag that is lined with a lilac colored cotton. The heavy braided fringe serves as a weighted closure.

This little purse was made from the sleeves I had cut for Winn's vest. Since he didn't want sleeves, I had an interesting curved edge to work with. By sewing the curves together and folding over the top of the bag, I got a small but roomy (7" x 12") little bag that is lined with a lilac colored cotton. The heavy braided fringe serves as a weighted closure.

 This sweet little bag (10" wide x 6" deep) has a little bit of elastic in the opening which allows the bag to be sort of closed but very easy to access and it is not deep so keys don't get lost at the bottom of the bag. The inside is lined with muslin.

This sweet little bag (10" wide x 6" deep) has a little bit of elastic in the opening which allows the bag to be sort of closed but very easy to access and it is not deep so keys don't get lost at the bottom of the bag. The inside is lined with muslin.