Thursday, 14 February 2013

Hexie purse update

On the weekend I began sewing my hexie purse together.


I was not feeling very confident at this stage. The frame kept coming off on my first few attempts.....I thought I had the wrong size. Marina from Maisie and the boys came to my rescue with the excellent tip of basting the frame in before sewing it. It worked a treat.

Then last night I sewed it in. I ended up using DMC, as the first thread broke part way through. I also broke three needles. So it's finished except for the strap, which will have to wait until I can get the swivels. I love the look of the hexies, and that so many snippets of my favourite fabrics are in this bag. Thank you Marina for your advice and encouragement all the way through.


Now I need a new little hexie project. Maybe another purse in a different colourway........

Happy Valentines Day.......

Susan x

44 comments:

  1. Wow, it's really beautiful, it looks wonderful finished, love all the fabrics. Great showing Marina's tip too.

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  2. You did a great job, it's fun and cute. xo

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  3. Stunning. You should be so proud of this one and what a wonderful tip to baste the frame on. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do next. hugs

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  4. Gorgeous! I'll have to go back through your blog and read more about it.

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  5. Ooooh Susan, I think that I am in love with your purse. You must be so pleased. It looks so beautiful. Aren't we lucky to have our purse making consultant Marina to help.

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  6. wow it looks great, Susan what a lovely project

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  7. Just gorgeous! Love all the little hex's and the fabric!
    Michelle

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  8. FANTASTIC!! Just love your purse to bits.
    so glad that you understood my instructions. Yours looks deeper than my one from the same pattern, I think I need to make another one from the revised instructions.
    It looks absolutely perfect and gorgeous!
    what colours for the next one? I have spare lobster clips I would be happy to share...

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  9. I take my hat of to you,lovely to look at but I just don't think I'd have enough patience to even attempt making one but can certainly appreciate the effort and the beauty that eventually emerges.....just gorgeous,well done for perserveering :) Barb.

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  10. I love it too, now I want to make one!

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  11. Susan it is just stunning.. I have loved Marina's too.... so great to get help from other bloggers isn't it.... definitely need a strap so you can sweing it around when you go out....just lovely...
    Hugz

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  12. So pretty, love it in red, especially all the fussy cut pieces. Perfect finish - glad you persisted, sounds like it is tricky the first time, but OK once you conqure - or so I assume if you are game to go back for a second one!

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  13. it looks great, definitely worth the effort. I saw one of these purses in a patchwork shop a few days ago and was very tempted to but is but the hexies put me off, they are on my to do list I must say

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  14. Hi, sooooo beautiful! I love the hexie and I'd like to make one:-)
    Congrats, Emanuela

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  15. Wunderschön.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  16. Susan, your purse if beautiful, definitely dont stop at one. You have done a fabulous job, I have never attempted anything like this myself but after seeing yours I may have to add one to my TO DO LIST...good job

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  17. Beautiful purse. Well done Susan. And a great tip from Marina.

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  18. It's gorgeous Susan! Is it the brigette giblin pattern? I have started that one but have a long way to go before all the hexies are joined. Congratulations on the finish!

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  19. Your purse is gorgeous...love it. Marina is a clever girl and her Hexie purses are beautiful too. Great to have some experienced advice.

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  20. Just gorgeous Susan. Hugs......

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  21. wow Susan this is stunning,well done on a beautiful finish.xx

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  22. Just lovely, Susan. You are way more patient than I am! Just out of interest, did you think of using Linen thread to stitch the frame in with? It is much stronger than cotton. Marina's idea of basting in is great - wish I'd thought of that when I did my Red Brolly purse a couple of years ago

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  23. Super gorgeous and the reds are perfect for Valentine's Day :)

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  24. That basting tip is great, would have been helpful when I made my felt purse. The bag is GORGEOUS!! Where can I buy the pattern from? I haven't seen it anywhere.

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  25. It is really lovely Susan you have been very busy to get it finished so soon.

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  26. It is really lovely Susan. You sure have been working quickly to get finished so soon.

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  27. Blow. Me. Away...! This purse is just amazing Susan, big pat on the back to you my friend. I hope you are happy with it, and that some swivels materialise very soon, so you can take it out and show it off!
    Marina gave you some great advice, I will keep that in mind if i ever gat brave enough to use a frame like that!
    Woo Hoo!

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  28. Gorgeous... gorgeous bag! Love the colours and the fussy cutting is so cute. How good is it to have your very own Hexie Bag expert on hand to help. I'd have never thought of tacking like that.... what a great tip.
    The red DMC looks great against the metal frame. Makes a real feature of the stitching. Hope you don't mind if I pinch that idea when I get down to making a bag. Great job!

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  29. Love it! Job well done I must say!

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  30. It's gorgeous! I think you should do another one in another colourway so I can buy that one off of you LOL

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  31. Wow Susan that is one gorgeous purse...I've never attempted anything like that before....Have a fun weekend and hope you get some stitching in xo

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  32. The hexabag is very beautiful.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  33. Gorgeous purse Susan, and such a great tip to baste it!

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  34. Beautiful purse, love the colourways, so much work

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  35. Ohh what a fantastic job Susan, such a gorgeous purse and in my favourite colour too!

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  36. It looks great! Thanks for passing on the tip. I have one, no two, of these on my to do list. Adding the frame was the bit that kept putting me off.

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  37. oh yes.... just p e r f e c t...... as per usual - gorgeous Susan

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  38. Sweet purse. Perfect in reds.

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  39. Not sure how I found you - sure glad though!! Love your hexie purse - wonderful colors. My own hexies are done and the bottom portion is together. Starting on the sides now and waiting for my frame to arrive from Brigitte Giblin. Thank you so much for sharing how to basted the frame prior to permanently securing it through the little thread holes. I can see where that would really help! What kind of thread did you use??

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