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Presidio Purse: Handles

Drumroll please….. This is the last step of construction for the Presidio Purse! There are still a few posts to come on different customization options, but this is the last post you’ll need to sew your own, from start to finish. So, let’s get going! Handle A Sew Handle A interfacing to Handle A on…

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Presidio Purse: Inserting the Zipper

If you want to insert piping at the edges of the zipper tape, sew it on now, following the “how to add piping” part of the sewalong. The way that this zipper is inserted, part of the zipper tape is visible, so your piping won’t show up much if it is the same color. If…

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Presidio Purse: Front Insets and Body Construction

Insets There are three options in the pattern for customizing the front of your Presidio Purse – plain (ungathered) inserts, gathered inserts, or leave them off. Either gathered or ungathered insets can be piped and they can be cut from the main or a contrast fabric. If you are using gathered insets, you will start…

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Presidio Purse: Marking the Fabric

There are several different places to mark on this pattern to help you get everything lined up perfectly and several different ways that you can make those marks. In short:– notches on Front/Back, Front/Back Lining, Insets (plain or gathered), Bottom/Sides and Bottom/Sides lining– cut lines on Front/Back (for inset insertion)– handle/anchor placement guides on Bottom/Sides–…

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Presidio Purse: Cutting the Pattern and Fabric

The Presidio Purse comes with two different options for printing – at home or at a copyshop. The copyshop version is 30″ by 36″ (76cm by 91cm) and can be printed at any copyshop that offers large format printing. Ask for architecture or engineering prints for the best price. The home print version prints on…

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Presidio Purse: Hardware and Zippers

Hardware The Presidio Purse has two purse handle options – one is all fabric and one has a rectangular ring on each strap. Sourcing these 2″ rectangular rings isn’t easy, unfortunately. Leather supply stores usually have a great selection of hardware for purses, bags and belts. If you don’t have ready access to a leather…