Monday, June 22, 2009

Pyramid Purse Reveal!

I'm going to run through the instructions and let you know where I hit a snag. You might want to print out the pattern and add notes to the steps as you go.

Step 2: Make sure you only iron on the fabric NOT the interfacing. Otherwise you will get a very puckery end product. Ask me how I know.

Step 18: The words OPEN THE ZIP are capitalized for a reason.

Step 21: This picture (image 24) did not work for me, and I sewed it completely wrong the first time. Look at the picture I've posted above. The red line represents where you should show. My "nick" label slipped up a little , but sew from one edge of the fabric to about 3/4 of the way across the lining side. Just don't sew across the metal part of the zipper, or else you might break three needles. Ask me how I know.

This is Rebecca's bag, lined with green. She opted not to put a handle on hers, but instead is planning a fancy beaded zipper pull when she can get to Michael's to buy more beads.

This was my first bag....Don't you just love cherries?

Here are our pyramid bags amongst our Egyptian people. They are very comfortable in their new houses.
Seriously, I love the way these turned out. I can't wait to fill the one with fall colors with a bag of candy corn or ginger cookies. They were really easy, once you figured out how to do your first one. I could have churned these out all day! Once I started going on them, I could probably make one in about 20 minutes. Rebecca and I made three in about an hour and a half. They are about 6 1/2 inches high finished.
Come on people, get crafting! Time is a wasting, and it's hot outside. Perfect time to git'er done!


  1. Makes me really wish I could sew. They are so beautiful!

  2. They are really easy to make. The first one is the only tough one.

  3. Wow! You've been busy!

    Interesting to see your feedback on my tutorial. Can I give you a few tips? Use good quality interfacing and make sure your iron isn't too hot for it - then it wont shrink. And the zipper ends - if they're running into the seam then you can make the purse a bit wider or your seam allowances a bit narrower.... although by the looks of things you've worked that one out!

    Have fun, and thanks for the link.

  4. I just made one- thanks a bunch!! Now I know what to do with the quilting leftovers. Sewmama