Saturday, May 21, 2011

Skirt Purse Tutorial


Because you asked and because I love my followers, here is the Thirty-one skirt purse cover tutorial.




Click Pattern Here
*update 9/25/12 : Be sure to download the pattern pieces to your computer and then print them out. 



Step 1: Choose a sturdy fabric for your skirt purse, something that is washable and will hold up with time.
(*Also, I recommend washing the fabric before you begin sewing)

Step 2: Iron Fabric.

Step 3: With pattern provided, pin down and cut fabric with same sides together (meaning, printed sides together or wrong sides together)

We will refer to this as the purse body

We will call this the binding


Step 4: Pin the purse binding right side to the wrong side of the purse body.


 Step 5: Sew the pinned sides together.









Step 6:






Step 7:  Fold and iron under the bottom part of the binding.




 Step 8: sew the folded over hem down to the finished side of the purse body.






Step 9: Repeat steps 4- 8 on other purse panel.



Step 10: Pin the panels right sides together.




Step 11: After you've sewn around the body of the purse, finish the edge with a tight zip-zag stitch. This is to keep it from fraying with time and use.


Step 12: Find the gusset lines with the paper pattern and mark it with a pin.


Step 13: Measure from the end of the fabric 1 1/2 inches and mark with a pencil.


Step 14: To find the gusset, fold the body of the purse using the pin as a guide.

Find the pin.
Pinch the fabric, so the pin is at the top and the sew lines marked in pencil are on either side as shown above.



 Step 15: Pin across from line to line.


Step 16: Sew across right were the pins are pulling them out as the sewing machine needle draws near.

Step 17: Cut the excess off the gusset.


Step 18: Finish the edge with a zip-zag stitch.


Step 19: Turn the bag right side out.

Step 20: Pin the binding pattern down on top of the fabric binding and pin were each fastener will be.





to remove the pattern without ruining it, pull pin through until the head goes through the paper.

next slide the paper down the pin

carefully pull off.


 Step 21: Using fasteners like below, to sew onto the bag.


Step 22: The fasteners will go on the inside of the bag. Center the fastener over the pin and sew.



Step 23: Carefully try to sew without going through the second layer of fabric. As you sew check the fasteners on your own skirt purse to make sure that they line up perfectly. Adjust accordingly.





Attach to bag!





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685 comments:

  1. This is seriously an amazing tutorial!! And can I say how much I {love} that fabric!? Great job & thanks for linking up!

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  2. This is seriously CUTE!! I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for posting such a wonderful tutorial! : ))

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  3. I have a skirt purse and want to make the skirts using your tutorial as my guide. One quick question: Where did you get the pattern? I can't seem to locate one.

    Thanks so much!!

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  4. Hey Nancy! Thanks for you comment. If you notice on the very top of the post is a link named pattern. Hopefully if you click the link it should take you to a web album with the pattern pieces all cut up in sections. Each piece should print out to size on an 8x10 piece of paper. You'll have to assemble it yourself. No one that I know of has tried it yet so you'll have to be my guinea pig and let me know if it works!

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    1. Would you please forward the pattern to me via email also? sam60888@yahoo.com Thank you!

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    2. My printer printed the pattern a little small so I just cut the pattern out and laid it out on lined paper and just added a inch taped it down and cut it out. I am going to sew it today and we will see. thank you so much for the great site.

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    3. I was wondering if you have a working pattern for the City Skirt purse yet? If so, could you email it to me at lockharts71@live.com?

      Thanks.

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  5. I have been searching for a pattern for the skirt purse. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll definitely be giving this a go this summer.

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  6. Tried clicking on patter, but sent me to website to purchase the pattern. Help?

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  7. Okay, I think that the link is fixed, so anyone who had problems, try it again! Good luck with your sewing!!

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  8. If i were to print the pattern, what size do i need to print it to make it actual size

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  9. If you go head and print this pattern out on a regular 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper without adjusting settings it should be the right size. If everything prints out correctly the bag body should be 17 inches at it's widest point and the binding at the top 14 inches at it's widest point. Hope this helps and if there's anything else feel free to ask!

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  10. I printed it out like you said the top of the purse body is 14" but the binding printed out smaller than the top. The bottom of the skirt measures only up to 16" 1/2. I'm afraid to try it without knowing if it's right. I was supposed to make a skirt for someone else so i don't have a purse in front of me.
    Ps I love your blog, and you have such great ideas. I found you by searching for a patten for purse skirts but you have so many great ideas here. Thanks!

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  11. Wow, thank you for posting the tutorial. I made one on my own but my measurements were just a little off so it was a bit big. This helps me immensely. One question though, where did you find the little medal fasteners? Thanks again, much appreciated.

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  12. I too have been unable to locate the fastener I searched the web but was not certain of the size.
    I really appreciate your blog!

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  13. I just found a site that sells just the bars...so excited. Wanted to share...they are really not as expensive as I thought they would be. Even if you don't buy from this site, at least we know what they are called now. :)

    http://www.richardthethread.com/index.php?submenu=Fasteners&src=directory&view=shop_richard&srctype=detail&id=58&category=Hook-Bar-Eye

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  14. Yay!!! Janet, I'm so glad that you found an online site and thank you for sharing it!! Has everyone been able to print pattern successfully?

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    1. hi Angela
      This is awesome but unfortunately, i can't get the pattern....i keep getting a message that the page is unavailable. Could you please email the pattern directly to me at tbowman@myexcel.com.
      Thanks
      Terri

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    2. How crazy...i sent the the wrong email address :( it is terrib@myexcel.com Thanks again

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  15. I am having trouble print the pattern. The pieces print of too small.
    Thanks for posting.

    Jami

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  16. Mine printed fine but I haven't had the chance to cut it out and try one out yet. I will let you know if I do. One thing about ordering from that site, they require you to spend a certain amount and in order to order those things, you have to order like three orders of them and it gets pricey. If you plan on making a bunch of them, it would be worth it (selling them and such). Otherwise you would probably be better off just going to a fabric store and purchasing a couple small packages of them to make a few covers. :) If I find any other sites that will help, I will let everyone know. You're welcome for posting. I love blogs like this...you all share what I love dearly, sewing & crafting. :D

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  17. Not to post too much, but I found where someone just sewed button holes instead of using these metal fasteners. That's how I did my first one but it didn't seem to want to stay attached as well. Just my two cents.

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  18. This is great. I would love to see one for the City Skirt Purse too!

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  19. Could we please get the measurments for cutting the material. Thanks, Terri

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  20. Would love to have a pattern for the city purse. Thanks Tonya

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  21. for those who are asking you can usually find the "hook and bar" fasteners at walmart for around $3 for 6 pack

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  22. The number 7 pattern piece does not download as the others do and I'm not able to see it on my computer.

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  23. Thanks so much for the pattern! I was going to make my own, but now that I found yours, you have saved me an extra step. I can't wait to try it. For those that couldn't get that one pattern piece to download, when you save it add .jpg to the end of the filename and it should work. Worked for me anyway.

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  24. Can someone help me to get the pattern to print... I clink on link and all the pieces come up, but I cannot figure out how to get them to print from there.... any help would be much appreciated. Please email gin4Jesus98@hotmail.com

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  25. Where do you get the leather part (straps) of the purse?? Am I missing something??

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    1. You would have to purchase the actual purse from Thirty-One. They are great purses and last forever! You can view them on our online catalog at mythirtyone.com/106126

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  26. Kelly you have to buy the purse from a Thirty One distributor.

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  27. I wish I'd have searched for purse skirt patterns and found your tutorial before I spent eons taking apart one of my skirts with a seam ripper and making a paper pattern LOL! But your lesson was very helpful and I look forward to making many, many more homemade skirts! At the moment I'm doing a quilted pattern called "Virginia Reel."

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  28. What is the yardage needed for one purse skirt?
    Thanks!

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  29. Just attempted my 1st skirt purse. Printed out your pattern and mine at least, was a tad small. It was a little smaller than a handmade one that a friend bought me for my birthday. I pieced it together and added about an inch all around and followed your directions from there. I'm not great with sewing, but getting better. I did all but add the metal pieces because I havemt bought any yet. I also havent mastered the gusset lines, one ended up in the perfect spot..one up high..lol. So with a bit of work, I hope I'll get better. I'll be attempting at least 3 colts of for Christmas gifts. Thanks so much for posting. You helped a lot!

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  30. Thank you so much for this pattern! I have a question about how it printed though. Mine printed in 7 parts with "FOLD" along some edges. What do I do with the "FOLD?" Do I tape the pieces together at the dotted fold line or at the straight line? Thanks for your help!

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  31. I am unable to print the pattern from the link. Would you be so kind and email it to me at tdhein1213@sbcglobal.net

    Thank you so much.
    Deedra

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  32. Hi! For those wondering what yardage they would need, I say no more that 1 yard of fabric.

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  33. Has anyone else had problems with the size of the pattern being too snug for their purses? Let me know. I can try to re-adjust this.

    Good luck to all you who tried to make this project! By the way, anyone who successfully made the skirt purse cover, can you email me pictures or link back to me in your blogs? I'm really curious to see other people's finished projects!

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  34. I am so excited to try this myself! I sell 31 and just got my own skirt purse but I want to make holiday themed and sports team skirts that of course, we don't sell. Thank you for this pattern. I will let you know how it goes when I finish mine. If anyone needs a skirt purse to get started, email me: momlizzie@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  35. please help me, I can't seem to figure out how to download the pattern...it is tiny also have you a pattern for the city purse? Love your tutorial! looking forward to some sewing!

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  36. I have the same question as EMB about the "fold" lines?? What am I suppose to do?!?!

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  37. This was an amazing tutorial and very helpful. Do you happen to have a pattern for the city skirt purse?

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  38. @Anonymous
    I don't have the city skirt purse pattern yet, but I have a friend with the bag and I was going to borrow her's to see if I can come up with one...stay tuned!

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  39. @Anonymous

    If you are having trouble getting the pattern, I'd be happy to email it directly to you. Just give me your email address and I'll get right back to you!!

    365days2simplicity@gmail.com

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    1. Could you email me the skirt purse pattern at tlcecnc@roadrunner.com please?

      Thank you!

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    2. Please email me this pattern too? THANKS SO MUCH! email is: dolphinzndreamz@yahoo.com

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    3. could be please email the skirt purse pattern to shawnnalei@verizon.net
      thanks so much....

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    4. could you please email me the pattern also having trouble downloading it.

      mommamihmsy@sbcglobal.net

      Thanks!

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    5. Please email me the pattern for the skirt purse. cpernell25@gmail.com

      Thank you so much!

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    6. Could you please email me the pattern for the skirt purse? Are the measurements listed as well? Would also love one for the City purse as well if you ever get one. Thanks so much!

      debbest@rochester.rr.com

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    7. Could you please email the pattern for the skirt purse:kara.symone@yahoo.com

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    8. Could you please email the pattern for the skirt purse at ddublolpn@yahoo.com

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    9. Hi Angela, I just found your tutorial for the 31 skirt purse. I love it, but I have been unable to download. Nothing seems to work. Would you please be so king and email me the pattern to txgrace1122@aol.com.
      Thank you,
      Grace

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    10. I would also love to have it emailed to me if you can still do that. Thank you!
      pattyhackler@gmail.com

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  40. @EMB
    Hi there! The fold lines are where you will want to tape the pieces together to make the actual pattern.
    The pattern itself is larger than your standard 8.5x11 inch piece of printer paper, so I created it in pieces so you could print them out at home. Recently I added clear directions to the blog to help those who were having trouble downloading the pattern. Good Luck!!

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  41. Thanks for the pattern! I was about to buy another skirt & tear it apart to see how to recreate it! Can't wait to try it.

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  42. Thanks for the great instructions. I can already imagine my daughters and granddaughters opening up their Christmas gifts. What program/software was used to make your illustrations? Thanks again.

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  43. I think your binding should be sewn right sides together and then turned to the inside. The narrow hem should also be done first. The binding of my skirt purse from Thirty-one is not on the outside.

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  44. Just wondering if you had a chance to figure out a pattern for the city skirt purse. Love the detailed directions for the skirt purse! Thanks for posting!

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  45. Here is my first try: I added about 1 1/4" right down the middle of the pattern and it seemed to work out ok.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/turtle64/6289237808/in/photostream

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  46. So happy to have found this pattern. I am waiting for my purse to be delivered and am ready to tackle my own skirts. Wish me luck!!

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  47. I want to make a skirt for my daughter, but I don't have a purse here. This pattern is rounded on the bottom corners. From what I recall on her purse, I don't remember the bottom being rounded, I thought it was a rectangle. I would hate to waste the fabric is it isn't going to fit properly. Can someone let me know how the bottom corners are shape on the purse...rounded or squared. Thanks, Cheryl

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  48. OK, here's my first "skirt"...I'm going to love being able to change skirts for the holidays! I've gotten a lot of compliments off of this one! I love pumpkins!

    http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=429930684606%3A129074708

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    1. I am so loving this skirt! You did a great job!

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  49. I LOVE your pumpkin purse. I'm having trouble with the bottom corners. I can't seem to get them to look right. Did you have any trouble with them?
    Cheryl

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  50. I continue to have problems trying to print the pattern from the link. Would you please email it to me at eflint56@gmail.com. Thank you in advance!!

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  51. Thank you SO much for making the tutorial for the skirt purse! I was not able to download, so am sending you and e-mail now to request the pattern.

    Lori

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  52. My daughter said a woman came in the doctor's ofc with a REVERSIBLE skirt that she had made.....two in one. Wow!

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  53. Great tutorial, wow! I have that purse but don't think I'm brave enough to try and sew a skirt. But maybe I can find someone else to do that for me. :) Thanks for the great idea!

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  54. Beautiful!! I love the black and green fabric! Great directions. I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love you to check it out.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaway-shabby-apple-dress.html

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  55. I cannot get the pattern to print either...will you please email it to me..thanks! mom2four9@yahoo.com

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  56. I've been coveting that exact fabric for several months now. Now I know what I could use it for - headed to the store now!
    :)

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  57. Does anyone know where to purchase the eye closures, only. It's such a waste to have to purchase them with the hooks and never use them. Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheryl

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  58. Hi, I have a question for you...is the 1/4" seam allowance included in your pattern, or do I need to add that much to the sides? Thanks!

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  59. Is it possible to have the pattern emailed to me? I can't get it to print. My email is sewpat200)@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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  60. I gave the wrong email address in my preious post asking for the pattern to be emailed. The correct address is sewpat2000@yahoo.com. Thanks so much.

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  61. I've made two so far using this pattern and both turned out fine.

    I don't bother with the hooks - I just use safety pins. Easy to adjust, they hook over the clips on the purse just fine, and they're covered by the leather so no one sees. :)

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  62. Is there a pattern for the city purse yet? Would sure loveto have one. Thanks for the tutorial it is great
    Dianne

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  63. I made my first skirt and it turned out just fine. I had no problem with the pattern and your instructions were very clear to me. Some of the comments from others have been very informative. I also couldn't find the bar hooks, so the safety pin idea is genius!! Now I need to make some for family and friends. Thank you!!

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  64. can i gt the pattern for this bag cover send to ifellforyouxo@yahoo.com thanks

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  65. Very Cute idea could you please email me the pattern to print out also Thank you nshultz1@insight.rr.com

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  66. Loved the shirt purse pattern, but now need one for the retired city purse. Do you have one?
    Thanks from Raleigh,NC.

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  67. Could you please email me the pattern also?
    Thank you,
    ncindy32@yahoo.com

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  68. Pattern please! Thanks so kindly!

    StaceyB31@q.com

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  69. FYI - the new skirt purses, the ones with the zipper, are larger than the ones with the snap closure; so if you have a new purse, you may need to adjust the pattern size.

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  70. Can you please email the pattern. It does not print the right size. Thank you Bridget
    wbballew@verizon.net

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  71. Finished cover was too small for my purse, and I have the old one.

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  72. I couldn't wait to try out a skirt for my new bag and have it ready to carry to work tomorrow. Everything worked perfectly from the pattern download to tutorial for sewing. I went the buttonhole route and also used some FrayCheck around the transition on the binding. Thanks so much and take time to enjoy your child each and every day!

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  73. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I'm a person that has to have a recipe or a pattern!! I didn't want to take apart my purse skirt and make a pattern. I just googled the pattern and your blogspot came up. I downloaded your pattern and I'm so excited to make one. Thanks for the directions, I almost goofed. Happy sewing!!!!!!!!

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  74. Please email me the Pattern at soliver@hsdlions.org Thank you so much!

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  75. Thanks so much for the pattern and for sharing your expertise. I was able to print the patterns fine. According to my trusty ruler, it should be the right size. I can't wait to try this. I'll forage around in my basement for leftover fabric for my first attempt. I'm looking forward to the city purse pattern if you are able to come up with one. I (briefly)considered taking mine apart to make a pattern but couldn't bring myself to do it. Thanks again.

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    1. Linda how did you print the pattern??? I can't seem to get it to print. The tutorial printed but not the pattern?

      Faye

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    2. Faye, I opened each piece individually and then chose download. When asked if I wanted to open or save, I chose save. I have Windows 7 and it automatically saved to a folder named downloads. I created a folder on my desktop and named it Skirt Purse. I then drug each piece into the folder to make it easier to find. I printed the pieces from there. I taped them together and we will see how it turns out. My daughter and I are going to give it a shot! Hope this helps.

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      Would you please email me the pattern at terrib@myexcel.com. I have tried repeatedly and am not able to download. I keep getting a message that the page is unavailable..
      Thanks

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  76. Hello, I love the purse skirt pattern. I have not yet purchased my first purse, so it will be one of the new versions with a zipper top closure.
    I do have a couple of questions regarding the pattern. I saw an earlier posting that says, "The fold lines are where you will want to tape the pieces
    together to make the actual pattern." Ok, so I am taking it that you just butt the edges of the pieces up against one another and then tape the edges
    together? This is what one of the downloaded images appears to be showing, the pattern piece that says "Skirt Purse". Is my assumption correct?

    My second question is regarding the seam allowance. Is the 1/4" seem allowance included in the finished
    pieced together pattern or do we take the taped-together pattern parts and then cut it out 1/4" larger?

    For those of you who have made these skirts, what type of material did you use for the skirts? And what would NOT be good choices for material?

    Thanks for answering my question!!! I checked out all the sample purse skirts that all of you posted and you did a GREAT job. I am thinking that
    $15.00 to purchase another skirt is not too bad, but the choices are limited and you can have so much more of a selection by making your own.

    Linda in OH at ssnyder@ctcn.net

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  77. Hello, I am new to sewing and just finished the skirt and it is too small :( Not sure if I should have added a couple inches to it. Maybe it's the way I downloaded and printed....just not sure. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Melissa

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  78. I haven't started mine yet, but measured it against my existing skirt and added about an inch in the middle. Going to cut it out today. I am not new to sewing, but haven't sewn for a while, so it is almost like I'm new.

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  79. Anne-Marie
    just found this great pattern> Can't wait to try it. I love porses for all holidays! I will sew my first for Valentines Day! Love Thirty Ones idea but they are so limited. Thank you so much!!

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  80. I finished mine Monday. Turned out great. Had a little trouble with the gusset. Finally opened the gusset on my existing skirt and got the placement from that. The hardest part for me was sewing on the bars. My fingers are sore. I used heavy duty iron-on interfacing on the binding. I like the way that turned out, but made it a little tougher to sew the bars on. Did help keep me from sewing all the way through, though. It is also expensive to buy these from Walmart, though and you can only buy the complete set. Since I don't plan to go into production, I don't want to buy in quantity. Think I'll consider going the buttonhole. I plan to "tweak" my pattern a little and cut one out for each of my daughters. My youngest daughter doesn't know she needs one. I bought her a purse on Ebay that I'm going to give her next week.

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  81. After I published my comment, I looked through some earlier comments and found this site to order the bars only that one of the others had posted: http://www.richardthethread.com/index.php?submenu=Fasteners&src=directory&view=shop_richard&srctype=detail&id=58&category=Hook-Bar-Eye. I ordered a gross for only $10.95. They don't even charge shipping. Now I just have to toughen up my fingers!

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    1. I received my eyelets yesterday. I was mistaken in that they did charge $7.00 shipping which is steep for such a small pkg. but still OK overall. The site didn't show that. Used my new skirt today and got some compliments.

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    2. Found another site that may be better. Looks like shipping is $4.75: http://sewtrue.com/Store/Skirt-Hooks-and-Eyes-P387.html

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  82. Could you please email the pattern to me. I can't seem to get it to print the correct size and I am anxious to try making a skirt. Your awesome tutorial should make it easy. Thanks. momkatnc@yahoo.com

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  83. Could you please send my your pattern also. It does not print to the correct size for me. Thank you so much. I am so excited to get started. My email address is djacobson3887@charter.net

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  84. Hi thank you for this great resource! I am wondering reading through all the comments, some say it worked perfectly, some say they added an inch. Have you adjusted the pattern pieces to reflect the change that people have said was needed (the inch?)

    Another good question that I did not see answered (I may have missed it) are the 1/4 seam allowances already added in or do we need to do that.

    I am VERY excited to make one asap ;-) thanks again!

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  85. This may be helpful to some ( I use a Mac but same should hold good for PC) Download as it says to your computer. Open file and then click print .. there should be an option given to open it as a PDF .. do so, print from THAT and you will have full size pattern. Worked like a charm for me anyway, hope it helps someone else too.

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  86. Okay can you tell I'm pretty excited .. 3rd post. Im thinking it would not be to hard to add much needed inside pockets! Yep going to try that. at least one for cell phone!

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    1. Please let us know how it turns out and how you did it. I, too, would like to do that. I have some ideas but not sure, really, how to go about it. I made a skirt for myself and one for my daughter. Not a perfect job, but the second was better than the first, so hopefully I'll get a little closer to perfect.

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  87. This is the best tutortal I've ever seen! THANK YOU !

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  88. Would you please email me the pattern to: jhorn4@frontiernet.net

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  89. HI There! What an awesome tutorial. I just went to my first thirtyone party and wanted the skirt purse (and have been obsessing about it since seeing it), but I didn't necessarily like the fabric skirts they offered. Figured there has to be a pattern on line SOMEWHERE and WHALAH! Your brillant! Can you email me the pattern? j.flats@charter.net Thanks so much! one more question! will this fit the zippered purse skirt as well? THANKS!

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  90. you have no idea how happy this tutorial makes me. I have unstiched a skirt and attempted to make one, but it wasnt quite working! THANK YOU!!

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  91. can you email me the tutorial as well cls0513 at yahoo dot com.
    I found a skirt purse at the goodwill outlet without a skirt...ha ha.

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  92. I was so happy to find this as I want an easter print one. Now can not get it to print full size. can you please email me the pattern. I even tried down loading to my computer but still prints small.
    Thank you
    kcrideout@citcom.net

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    1. Hi there. Noticed you got a purse skirt from Goodwill, you lucky dog. Wow what a find!!! But make sure it is not the first version of the skirt purse called The City Skirt Purse which is discontinued and it doesn't fit this pattern. I know this is several months later, so hope you figured it out, which I'm sure you have.

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  93. My pattern pieces don't print out the correct size. Could you please email the pattern to me? Also, if you have the pattern for the City Purse Skirt, I'd love to have it too. Thank you! hancock124@yahoo.com

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    1. When I went to print my pattern pieces, the paper size listed before printing was not correct. When I changed it to 8.5 x 11, the pattern pieces printed perfectly. Just a thought. Maybe yours comes up that way too.

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  94. I can't believe I can't believe I hadn't heard of the skirt purse before now but I love the idea and I am ordering a base today. I have had such fun reading your blog and your tutorial is awesome! Did you have any idea how many of us would find you through this?:0) I am so glad I have! I understand through the course of reading others notes that the new bag has a zipper and fits differently, are there special adjustments that need to be made to the pattern?

    Oh and before I forget, would you be so kind as to email the pattern to me at jewelsrowsey@nc.rr.com, I would be so grateful! Wow I am so excited, again thank you so much!

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  95. I am having trouble getting the pattern to print properly too :( Is there anyway I can get you to email me the pattern? I would appreciate it SO SO much!! I love your blog! Thank you for posting this tutorial!!

    Lauren

    Email: dustinandlauren10710@gmail.com

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  96. Please email me the pattern so I can double check what I printed from this sight is the correct size before I cut out my fabric. I haven't sewn in years, but you've inspired me. What a girl will do for a purse!

    Kris
    krisweimer@aol.com

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  97. Can you please email me the pattern? I have tried everything to try to get it to print correctly and it won't.
    Thanks! :)
    lisa4craig@bellsouth.net

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  98. clicked on pattern nothing appears....

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  99. Hi. This is WONDERFUL!! Please e-mail me the pattern. I printed out, but it's a little small. My address: thepianomama@comcast.net Thanks so much.

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  100. I love this pattern but can't seem to get it to print out in a usualable form could you please email to me
    moodymom212@comcast.net
    thanks so much for the help .wonderful idea you have creating one

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  101. Please email me the pattern -- when I print it from this link it is too small... archiecounseling@gmail.com

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  102. Could you email the pattern at luvthepackers@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  103. I am so excited about this pattern. Like several people I cannot get it to download. Could you please email it to me? My email is kamer39@aol.com. Thanks!

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  104. Thanks soo much for your tutorial. I have made a pattern myself but the top seemed so "raw". Like everyone else I am wondering if you have created the pattern for the city skirt purse, I am having a hard time recreating that pattern, and I would hate to get rid of the purse because I do not have a choice of covers.

    Thanks again Denise

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  105. I cant download and print the pattern either can someone email it to me @ applingjennifer@yahoo.com Thanks
    Jennifer

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  106. Instead of those metal pieces I use a button hole, works great.

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  107. I am having trouble getting the pattern to print properly too :( Is there anyway I can get you to email me the pattern? I would appreciate it SO SO much!! I love your blog! Thank you for posting this tutorial!! dl8dybug@gmail.com

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  108. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! I ended up making two and sewing the tops together to make a reversible cover. I am using very small safety pins for the clips so it can be changed without any troubles. It was fun and super easy to make!

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  109. Having trouble downloading; would appreciate receiving by email debhuegel@gmail.com
    Thanks so much. I'm anxious to try this and the tutorial is so clear.

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  110. could you please email me the pattern? I would really like to try this but I cant seem to get it to print in the correct size. Thank you! sjd2312@msn.com

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  111. I truly appreciate you sharing with all of us! I'm having one little difficulty...The pattern pieces printed out the correct size, but the binding does not match up with the top of the skirt pattern. ? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I taped the other 4 pieces together according the picture, but the binding is still too short. Any ideas? Thanks so much!

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  112. thank you so muc....i have been wanting to do this but never took the time........

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  113. I am having difficulties downloading the pattern and they print out very small. Could you please email me the pattern at w10tribe@msn.com? Thank you

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  114. I, too am having difficulties printing pattern out. Would you be so kind as to email them to me? onekulbean@frontier.com
    Thank you so much in advance,
    Jill

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  115. Could you also email me the pattern for you 31purse skirt. Unable to download it.
    mommamihmsy@sbcglobal.net

    Thank you so much,
    Teresa

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  116. Hey! So I had a really hard time with his pattern. It turned out way to small and I had to shove the purse in it. I printed everything out and the measurements of each pattern piece was right, but when I taped it together, it was not 17 across…Not sure if there is a revised pattern out there…Thanks!

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  117. I just found your tutorial... looks awesome. I sent u an email requesting the pattern, but need to know if it will fit the one with the snap. my email is sassygirl29488@yahoo.com thanks in advance & God Bless

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  118. Will you please e-mail to me kathy@martinlake.net Thanks so much. Love the easy step by step instructions. You are a great teacher.

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  119. I have tried downloading the pattern on my PC and only 3 of the parts will download. Can someone that has this pattern already please email it to me at sassygirl29488@yahoo.com . I would deeply appreciate it.
    Thanks & God Bless!!!

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  120. I also am having difficulties downloading the pattern. Would you please e-mail the pattern to me at neciecr@yahoo.com. I would appreciate it!!!

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  121. I hate to ask since everyone else has, but if anyone has the pattern, could you please e-mail it to me at Cloudhuggers@aol.com? I made one of the skirts and it's perfect except it's way too small. :-( I even tried to create a pattern based on one of the 31 skirts and I still messed it up. Thanks for the tutorial though. It's awesome!

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  122. Could you please email me the pattern as well? MLS_Becker@yahoo.com

    Thank you so much!

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  123. Can you PLEASE :) Email me the pattern too!? I cannot get it print right, even after downloading! I would love to try to make my own!!! Thank you tarynhuggins@yahoo.com

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  124. I too figured out the pattern and have made dozens of the skits. My change is to sew 1/2" hook and loop tape to under the flap of the purse (make sure you have pinned the zipper out of the way) and then that again to the inside of the skirt. You put a hook side and vel side on each bag and same on skirt to not waste product. I couldn't see buying all those metal pieces to sew on and then throwing half of them away. Beside, hand sewing the clasps was hard on my wrist. I sew it together with the serger and serged the raw edge of the flap. Then the whole flap does not to be sewn down as the sewn hook and loop tape does that.
    It is a blank palate to do machine embroidery, button decorations, pocket emblishmants etc, etc!!! I am having a ball and must convience more family members to buy the thirty-one to spread out my new project.
    I made my pattern by opening up the rabbit ear flaps on the skirt that came with the bag and then it lays flat to draw out your own pattern.

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  125. Could you please send ne this patter? Thanks
    debbest@rochester.rr.com

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  126. Could you please email me the pattern. Thank You, 03daniels@msn.com

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  127. Hi! could you please email me the pattern also? Thank you so much! ashley.mccauley1987@gmail.com

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  128. I to have tried three different times to download this pattern,would u please email me the pattern.My email address is sandrasymes@hotmail.com Thank-you so much Patricia

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  129. I also can't get the pattern to print. Can you please email it to me (pattern for the skirt purse)? js063072@hotmail.com Your tutorial is wonderful. I can't wait to begin creating!

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  130. I also would like the skirt purse pattern email to/ sandrasymes@hotmail.com Thank-you Patricia

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  131. Love the tutorial and actually bought the same material, but can't get the pattern to print either. Could you please email to me as well @ vicki.davidsom@att.net Also wondering how big the seam allowance is? Thanks this is sooo much cheaper than buying from 31 and I can choose the fabrics I like.

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  132. Sorry typed in my email wrong vicki.davidson@att.net

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  133. Hi, I loved the tutiral!!! Please send me the pattern for the purse skirt. lricks54@gamil.com

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  134. I love your skirt purse. Please send me the pattern sherrie-wheeler@sbcglobal.net
    Thanks

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  135. Just made a skirt. Thank-you for publishing this tutorial. I am curious though, the sides are not completely sewn together at the top. The "Start sewing line" doesn't go all of the way to the binding bottom. Its going to rip open. Did I do something wrong?

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    1. That's the way it is. Although I LOVE that she put out a tutorial, I suggest that you take apart a skirt you already have and just trace it! It goes back together very easily and you can actually see what it looks like and how it's done. :)

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  136. If you don't want to go the expense of using fasteners, just make buttonholes at those spots. Slip the buttonhole over the hook side of the fastener. Works very well - I've made many.

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  137. Could you please email me the pattern? Thanks so much! lisapwilliams@austin.rr.com

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  139. Can anyone tell me where to get this exact fabric. It is just fabulous but I can't find even anything slightly related to it. I found the clasps at Walmart as someone had mentioned for $3 for 6 (they came with the other part of the clasp). I saw online at Hobby Lobby that they too have them for ~$3 for 12. Please reply if you have fabric suggestions. I love this modern print and am looking for fabric to match the brown skirt purse. Thanks.

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  140. I can get one piece of the pattern to print to the right size, but that is all. Ciould you email it to me? suesandjoe@aol.com thanks so much.

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  141. I'm having a hard time downloading the pattern. The pieces that print out are too small. Could you please e-mail it to me at Montauk173@aol.com. Thank you so much.

    Erin

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  142. I would like someone to email the pattern to me can not print from here carlaholley1@yahoo.com

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  143. Would you be able to email the pattern. I cannot print in full size for some reason, just thumbnails. Thanks!
    christineamason@aol.com

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  144. I figured out the printing. Click on the options button at the bottom of the image screen and select download full size. You can either open it an print it or you can save it to your computer and print it later. Thanks for the pattern. I can't wait to try it!!

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    1. Could you please email me the pattern? I tried clicking on the link and it said page does not exist. Thanks!
      texas-maples@tx.rr.com

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  145. Could you please email the pattern at rocko0304@gmail.com

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  146. I too am having trouble printing the pattern, could you please email it to me at mjcarr@peoplepc.com
    Thank you so much!

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  147. Good morning, I was just wondering if anyone has ever recieved a reply for any of their requests. Thanks Patricia at: sandrasymes@hotmail.com

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  148. Unfortunately, it can cause my computer to run very sloooowly or lock up. Is there a way to get the pattern other than downloading? Thanks for the tutorial for the purse.

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  149. This tutorial is great! I have been trying to download the pattern, but my computer is not allowing me to. I would very much appreciate if someone would email it to me. sahamill@yahoo.com

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  150. I seem to be having the same difficulty with downloading the pattern, would you be so kind to email it to me. I can't wait to try this out!

    Jennam01@yahoo.com

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  151. I found the hooks and eyes on ebay, I paid $5.60 for 100 (that includes shipping)

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  152. Just the eyes can be bought on eBay from this seller: jimtalyinc. It is 50 for $4.29 including shipping. You want the 5/8" size.

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    1. Could you please email me the pattern? diane.raysofhope@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  153. Does someone have the exact measurements of each pattern piece? That way, since I do not have a printer I can just measure out pattern pieces? Thanks.

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  154. I was unable to download the pattern. Could you please email it to me. Thank you so much! bomard@aol.com

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  155. I am not able to download the pattern either, could you please email it to me at amanda72500@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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  156. I am unable to download the pattern can you please e-mail it to cheybug5@yahoo.com
    thank you so much!!!

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  157. I clicked the pattern link and it says page does not exist. Can you please fix it or add a new pattern link? Thanks! Love your site! Your very creative!

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  158. I, too, clicked the pattern link. I received the same response. Please let me know when you have fixed the problem or added another pattern link. My email is daypin@hotmail.com. I loved the instructions you showed. I can't wait for my purse to arrive. I'm really excited about showing my daughter-in-law this link. Thanks. Dayna

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  159. I just went to a thirty one party last night and purchased this purse. I am excited to see a pattern out there,, but unfortunately I can't get the web page to open when you click on the pattern. It says no web address available. Would someone be kind enough to email me the pattern. I would greatly appreciate it. God bless! tlynnherd@yahoo.com

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  160. Could you please email me the pattern? I tried clicking on the link and it said page does not exist. Thanks!
    texas-maples@tx.rr.com

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  161. Will you please email the pattern to me at theresa.hess@gmail.com? I cannot get to the pattern to download it to my computer. Thank you.

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  162. Would you please email your skirt purse pattern to me? My email is soonergirl01@yahoo.com. I have this purse and I love it. Thank you.

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  163. I can't get pattern to open either. Would someone please email me the pattern mwalkerfam@gmail.com

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  164. Same here. Please send. tdanko2001@aol.com

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  165. I can't open the pattern either and i would love to make some of these. Could someone please share the pattern with me at terrib@myexcel.com.

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  166. Could someone please email me the pattern? diane.raysofhope@gmail.com. Thank you

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  167. I don't think Angela maintains this website anymore. Lots of posts but no replies and no new posts for a long time. Hopefully the Domain will delete this website since it is not current or being used. I am annoyed at all the pinterest and other websites directing me to THIS page for a pattern for the skirt purse, but the pattern doesn't even exist! Her photo album only has her picture and a picture that says "Open" labeled as Whatthefont. I give up! All the people above who were able to get the pattern aren't sharing. This website is just a waste of my time! PEOPLE PLEASE STOP POSTING DEAD LINKS ON PINTEREST! Check your sources before posting!

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    1. I want to kick myself because it was here about a week ago but I was too tired to download alle latterns so only downloaded one then went to bed and the next day it said that the page was gone. So it had not been that long ago.

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  168. I would like to make the 31 purse skirt. Is there a way to purchase the pattern? It doesn't come up on the web sight. Could you e-mail me at dkj_govier@yahoo.com? Thank you for you time.

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  169. Would you please send the pattern to whitedaisy1979@yahoo.com? Also...if anyone has a pattern for the city skirt purse, please share!!!!

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  170. Can I please get the pattern? Link above says unavailable. pchefmary02@sbcglobal.net

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