Thursday, September 22, 2022

Sew Powerful Purse # 165 for 2022 (Using Crafter's Edge Hexagon Die Cut)

Hello everyone. I not only have a purse to show you that I made for Sew Powerful Purse Project & during the September Sew-a-thon, but it is my Crafter's Edge project for September as well. 

Karen, who is a member of the the Sew Powerful Purse Project Facebook group sent me some happy mail of fabric scraps she had. It was a surprise package in the mail and there was a long scrap of fabric of this African women and children fabric. I didn't think I would even make any purses with it until after the Sew-a-thon this month, but then I needed to make a project using Crafter's Edge die cuts and thought about what I wanted to make and I thought I may as well make another purse since I am in purse making mode. I wanted to be able to use the fabric Karen sent to me in an efficient way and something that would look good on the flaps of the purse too. While looking through my die cuts, I decided to use the hexagon die cut. So I cut 2 hexagon sizes and also oriented the fabric in 2 different ways. With the point at the top and bottom on some and the flat straight across edge on top and bottom of others. That way it would give the purse different looks.

I really love how using the hexagon on the flap turned out. I sewed scraps around the hexagon, giving it my signature scrappy look. I added a handmade label and 3 buttons as well. I love the colors and how this flap turned out. I cut a few hexagons to make more purses and have enough of the fabric to either cut more hexagons or other shapes to use this fabric several times, making more purse flaps. I bet Karen didn't dream I would be able to make about a dozen purse flaps with this one scrap of fabric. I didn't think I would be using that fabric for that many purse flaps either. I only made the one purse with the African print fabric for now, so when I get around to making more purses, I will make them at the same time so as to compare the differences in how they look. Thanks for the fabric Karen!

Completed purse flap along with the same fabric cut from 2 sizes of hexagon die cuts and oriented in different directions.

Karen also sent these coordinating fabrics that I used for the purse body.

Here is the completed purse.

The back of the purse, I added a back slip pocket.

The front of the purse (it has a large slip pocket on the front) and the lining I used for this purse flap. The main lining is a tan and white narrow plaid homespun fabric (not shown).

I enjoyed using the hexagon die cuts to make this purse flap and will be making more using the hexagon on the flaps of other purses, but not just this fabric as I want to use other fabric too. I think the hexagon is great for showcasing a print like this or putting an appliqué in the center of the hexagon too.
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  1. Great use of that die...and another great flap you can design for the girls! This is all around a great purse! I love the fussy cut hexies!

  2. Your purse is pretty. I have never used a hexagon die but need to try one.

  3. Wow! Daryl! that is beyond my imagination. Your creativity and skills are amazing. I will take a picture for the family who donated this fabric.

  4. hello, i don't think i'm getting your posts from your blog anymore i just get the emails from follow it which i don't usually look at. these are amazing the girls will love them.


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