A West Virginia State Patchwork Purse

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West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

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Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

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Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

I found a vintage linen tablecloth at a local antique shop and used it to make clutch purses in blue for my sister in law, pink for her Mom and her soon-to-be Mother in law.  I’m not sure when the tablecloth was made, but from researching the embroidery style, it may be from the 1950s.  It felt cruel to cut up something beautiful that some unknown person spent time making, but I decided they wanted their work to be loved and used, above all else.  The bride loves them, and they’ll be quite loved on her big day!  Maybe they’ll even be passed on to a few future brides down the road.

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2014 CoopCrafts Projects

Looking forward to a creative and productive 2015!

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A Japanese Patchwork Purse

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Japanese Patchwork Purse

Japanese Patchwork Purse

Japanese Patchwork Purse

Japanese Patchwork Purse

Japanese Patchwork Purse

Japanese Patchwork Purse

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Accordion Fold Card Wallets to Sew

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Accordion Card Wallet

The very first time I used my accordion fold wallet, we were on a road trip to visit my in-laws in another state.  We stopped at a gas station and when I went in to buy some snacks, I pulled out this little wallet and the cashier said, “Let me see that!”  Without even thinking, I handed it to her.  (Can you tell I’m from a small town?)  She loved it and said such nice things about it that I pulled out a second one from my purse, one that I’d made for my sister in law.  She said, “Do you have another one in there that I can buy?”  Sadly, I did not.

But if you’d like to make one for yourself, I found the pattern at LYPatterns on Etsy.  Be warned that the pattern is in centimeters.  This is a little inconvenient because all of my rotary cutting rulers are in inches, but making paper pattern pieces saved me some time.  The frames were also purchased through Etsy from YeahShop.  (The frames are shipped from Hong Kong, so allow a little extra travel time!)

Accordion Card Wallets

I loved this pattern because it’s easier than it looks, just a few rectangles really, and uses up scraps nicely.  I so rarely carry cash that this type of wallet makes a lot of sense for me, and it’s just so cute!  There may be many more tiny frame purses in my future!

sarahsigres