Thursday, May 19, 2011

Skirt Purse

Among my circle of friends there is a new addiction. I know what you're thinking, housewives in the suburbs, but no the addiction is not Meth. Actually, they're hand bags. The bags come from a company called Thirty-One Gifts. They sell a range of products from personalized stationary to embroidered purses.

The company is based on Proverbs 31, you know the chapter in proverbs that makes you feel bad about your house-keeping. Just kidding! Actually my very good friend Jessi and senior elder at my church (by the way you should check out her inspirational blog!) Anyway, Jessi says that becoming the Proverbs 31 woman is a life-long process.Whew!!

One of Thirty-One's coolest products, in my opinion, is the skirt purse. This little gem offers you the ability to switch out the purse's fabric cover. It's really nice to have one bag and several covers, rather than twelve purses cramming the closet!



This post is actually not a promo for Thirty-One, though if you have the ability to find a consultant you should check it out! Actually, this post is how I made a cover for my sister's skirt purse.

I'm not going to showcase it in my normal one million picture tutorial, because most people don't even have skirt purses. So, I'll just show you the finished product!

 Fabric from Ikea






67 comments:

  1. I have one. I was thinking just the other day..I wish I could sew and make things because I would make a skirt for my purse!!
    You should make a tutorial for it!! Love it!
    Thanks!

    www.toniatck.blogspot.com

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  2. That turned out great! I have kept my eye on one of those skirt purses. Now that I know I can make my own covers too I might just have to get one! Thanks for sharing :)

    Emily
    Deviantly Domesticated Team
    http://stephaniehillberry.com

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  3. Ooooh, I love it!! You MUST show me how to do it...I think I could actually handle this one! (Though, I'll have to get my needle fixed on my sewing machine first...)

    And thanks for the shout-out...I'd also like to add this very important note...that Proverbs 31 woman...she had SERVANTS...just sayin'...

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    1. I need to have the step by step instructions. I have the 31 purse and only 2 skirts and am tired of them already I'd love to be able to make my own even to match dresses!!

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  4. YES PLEASE! Next post...your 1000 picture version/tutorial on how to do this! I have a skirt purse and sewing machine!

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  5. You got it friends! Tutorial it is!

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    1. I would like the pattern I bought the purse but it was second hand so I have no skirts email is carlaholley1@yahoo

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    2. anyone willing to share the pattern with me. eustisbabe@yahoo.com

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  6. If you want a great purse that is versatile try this site michebag.com I have one and I love, love, love it. I design handbags and this is the best thing I've ever seen.

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  7. Do you have a pattern for the CITY skirt purse? Cause thats the kind I have and they don't make it anymore... so I have one skirt which totally defeats the purpose of a skirt purse.

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    1. I am in the same boat with u.... i have the city purse!! If anyone knows of a pattern....please please email me aqharider79@gmail.com

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    2. I am in the same boat with u.... i have the city purse!! If anyone knows of a pattern....please please email me aqharider79@gmail.com

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    3. I am in the same boat with u.... i have the city purse!! If anyone knows of a pattern....please please email me aqharider79@gmail.com

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    4. I am in the same boat with u.... i have the city purse!! If anyone knows of a pattern....please please email me aqharider79@gmail.com

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    5. I am in the same boat with u.... i have the city purse!! If anyone knows of a pattern....please please email me aqharider79@gmail.com

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  8. This is amazing!! Can't wait to see the tute!! TFS!! Stopping by from The Shabby Chic Cottage and your newest follower.

    Here is what I posted this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/wool-buffalo-check-coat-finished.html

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  9. Such a great idea!!!

    I am your newest follower, and would love it if you would follow me back if you love our blog as well! :)

    Stop by an add your latest & greatest to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party...today is the last day!

    Also, enter for a chance to win a homemade hair bow!!!

    Alisa @ Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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  10. Check it out, I posted the Tutorial today!!
    oh, and Laura, I don't have the pattern for the city skirt, but I'll look into it! And that's too bad they discontinued it, it's a nice bag!

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  11. My Sis sells 31...I have a skirt purse too. I just started working one of these this week!

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  12. Could you please give the measurements for the cover. Been looking everywhere for this!!

    Thanks, Terri

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  13. I make custom skirts too!! Mine fit both the City purse and the regular purse. And, just to clarify.... I DO NOT HAVE SERVANTS! Someone posted on your comments that I have servants. Well, I named my company Proverbs 31. It is just a hobby, I'm just trying to make a little extra money. My business is going great. I do all my sewing, advertising, shipping and everything myself. Happy sewing!!!

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  14. Do you have a city skirt purse pattern that you would like to share. I have both of the purses. Thank you.

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  15. @Angela

    Did you ever get a pattern made up for the city size skirt?

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  16. Do you make skirts for the retired ThirtyOne City Skirt Purse? If you do I have several different ideas for new skirts...since they are no longer available throught ThirtyOne. I'd like one in DEMIN and another in HERRINGBONE. It would have been nice to have in a Christmas pattern too. The "Fitted Skirt Purse" just isn't large enough for me...I have both the b;ack and brown purse and lots of skirts - but would really love to have more skirts for my City Skirt Purse. Would appreciate your answering my question. Hope you have a nice Christmas and enjoy the New Year!
    Kathy Hurdle (kehurdle@centurylink.net)

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  17. Can you please email me the pattern as it does not come out the right size. Thank you
    Dianne
    darkwinggranny-14@yahoo.com

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  18. Can you please email me the pattern too. It does not come out the right size either. Thank you Bridget
    wbballew@verizon.net

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  19. Would you happen to have a pattern for the City purse skirt? I can't find one anywhere!

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    1. I can't find it either! ! Help!! Aqharider79@gmail.com

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  20. Would you happen to have a pattern for the City purse skirt? I can't find one anywhere!

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  21. I can't get the pattern to print at the right size either - actually, I have no options, it prints how it prints which is completely wrong. Can you email me the pattern in a format that will print correctly? Thanks bunches!!!
    kydeb459@yahoo.com

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  22. I can't get this pattern to print. I love to sew and would love to make a cover for my purse, Thank you Rose. My email is rosemp@hotmail.com

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  23. Has anyone found a pattern to make the retired Thiry One City purse skirt? If you know a link for it please email me queenbee4boys@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

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  24. I would love the pattern too please.....usafparish96@yahoo.com

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  25. My bestfriend has one of these purses & she LOVES it! She just recently lost her job & can't buy anymore skirts for it though. I just got back into sewing and I'd LOVE to make her some skirts with her favorite patterns to surprise her with!! Can you please send me the pattern as well? I'd truly appreciate it! My email is dolphinzndreamz@yahoo.com. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

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  26. Would love to see the pattern for the city purse also as they aren't available anymore. Would like to make my own.

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  27. I have tried to make a skirt on my own for the city purse....but it didn't turn out. I've searched & searched for a pattern.please help!! Aqharider79@gmail.com

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  28. I would love to have a pattern. My daughter-in-law has a 31 skirt purse. She has her own ideas about different skirts. Please is there any way I could buy a pattern to make more skirts for her. There is one print that 31 Gifts that I love. Unfortunately, it also has a brown bow on it which I absolutely hate. I'd buy the purse except they don't have many prints I like. If I could make my own, I'd buy one. Thanks. BTW, what is the city purse? Is it a 31 purse as well. I'm knew to the 31 gifts and purse skirts. thanks everyone for your help. It sounds like there are many of us that would love to buy a pattern. Please offer one for sale with the tutorial. Dayna

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  29. I forgot to list my email address. It's daypin@hotmail.com. I know several who would love to have their own custom-made purse skirts. Please, oh please have where we could purchase our own pattern & watch your tutorial. That would be so awesome.

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  30. I'm having problems downloading the pattern. Could you please email the pattern to me - mmbj82@verizon.net. Thank you.

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  31. How do you find the tutorial for the skirt purse pattern? I haven't been able to find it. I just ordered one recently. I want to co-ordinate prints with my clothes. Thanks for any and all help. Please email me at daypin@hotmail.com. Dayna

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  32. Was unable to find pattern. Could you please email to me: melindageise@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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  33. I couldn't download the pattern either. If someone could email it to me, I would appreciate it: sdq_tmq@yahoo.com


    Thanks,
    Dawn

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  34. It seems like all of us are in the same boat. I would LOVE to have a pattern for my city skirt purse. Please email me at jjbhester@yahoo.com. Thank you for all of your trouble.

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  35. Could you please send me the pattern, my mom would like to make me and my sister some for our skirt purses.
    brandi_0812@yahoo.com

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  36. Could you please email the pattern to me as well. denisecallum@yahoo.com Thanks so much!

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  37. Could I have the pattern too, flyingAvonLady@gmail.com thanks!

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  38. Could I have the pattern too, flyingAvonLady@gmail.com thanks!

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  39. Can you please email me the pattern. I have the skirt purse, and also have the city skirt purse also. My email is Angel78510@gmail.com. Thank you so much!!

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  40. Can you please email me the pattern. I have the skirt purse, and also have the city skirt purse also. My email is Angel78510@gmail.com. Thank you so much!!

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  41. Can you please email me the pattern. I have the skirt purse, and also have the city skirt purse also. My email is Angel78510@gmail.com. Thank you so much!!

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  42. City skirt purse pattern anyone? I really need one!!!! missieparker79@gmail.com

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  43. Would you please email me the purse skirt pattern, when I try to print it the size is wrong? Do you have a pattern for the retired city purse skirt? I would like one of those also.

    Karensrevenue@verizon.net

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  45. My mom has one of these purses and I would love to be able to make a couple with patterns more to her liking. Could you please email me the pattern. Thank you so so much.
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  47. would love the skirt purse pattern. Could anyone e-mail me this pattern? lochsner_17@hotmail.com

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  54. I love to take my skirt purse with me to my Virginia Scrapbooking Retreats. I love to show it off to all the ladies attending.

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  55. I am a thirty-one consultant and my mom bought a skirt purse. I would love the pattern so I could make her some more skirts. klbaish@ yahoo.com :)

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  56. I am a thirty-one consultant and my mom bought a skirt purse. I would love the pattern so I could make her some more skirts. klbaish@ yahoo.com :)

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