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This contest has ended. Congratulations to Vanessa F. who is the lucky winner! When we were designing our new product line we realized that we almost always come up with large tote-style bags. Which are great, I carry one all the time. Except when I do, I throw everything in there. Too much stuff - and I don't think I'm the only one who has that problem. That is why we wanted to create something smaller, user-friendly and lightweight. Hence, the Petite Stitched Purse.
The Petite Stitched Purse gives us exactly what we were hoping for. It's small, but not too small - it hangs nicely on the shoulder. You can easily fit your necessities and there is an inside pocket. And yes, if you had to take a book with you, a small paperback can fit in there. We wanted to use this purse as a canvas for featuring the fun machine stitches that live on your sewing machine. You know the ones you are so excited about when you first buy the machine, but then never use them? Those stitches. Now you can! Our first idea was to cover the whole purse in the stitches, almost making a new fabric print. We have used both our Crossroads Denim as well as recycled denim for these samples, but you could achieve the same effect with a solid cotton.
Of course, not everyone will want a solid purse, so we tried one in cotton. Here we used a Cotton & Steel print. This geometric print made it easy to quilt around, which added dimension to the already fun print.
Not that you have to quilt the purse. Once we got our new Vintage Made Modern fabric samples in, we made some without any quilting at all. By the way, that cute denim skirt is our new Sidekick Wrap Skirt.
And of course, it is a great canvas for embroidery. How beautiful is this hand embroidered version using designs from our Stitched Style book?