Monday, April 25, 2011

Binder Purse

Sounds different, right? Thats what I thought too! I had a customer ask me to make her one, so that she could use it when she was doing the extreme coupon thing!
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So what is it really? A binder cover with purse straps so you can easily carry it! It has velcro tabs on the side to keep it from opening, and to keep all your items from falling out. Add a few pockets and it is extremely useful!
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Are they fun to make? Somewhat! I love picking out the fabrics and customizing them to the customers needs. Do they take a while? Um...Yeah!
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I made a tester one, just to get all the kinks out! I am keeping it for my self. I have all of my pdf patterns in it, notebook paper for making lists, and paper for doodleing!
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I really love the inside of the front cover. It has 3 velcro pockets. Just to make sure nothing falls out! The back inside cover, has a pocket for paper and 3 pen slot pocket. There is one pocket on the outside and it comes in pretty handy too.
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This order also had a custom pencil pouch added to it! This was the relaxing part of the sewing. I love how it came out. I used this tutorial for the measurments. I also added a detachable wrist strap!
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I am thinking about making a pattern to sell from this design. I need to make a few more so I can get all the measuremnts and pattern peices ready. In the mean time and for practice I am going to be doing a tutorial on the blog for a Jewelry Roll! That will be in about 2 weeks! I have never done a tutorial before, so if anyone has any tips, I would love to hear them!
I am linking up to Sew Modern Monday's!
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations
And Made with Love!

44 comments:

  1. Cute idea and useful too! Nice job.

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  2. Nice! I could have used something like that when I was still couponing (it was cutting into too much sewing time). What is that polka dot fabric that you used?

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  3. Wow, what a cool idea. And you made it look great!

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  4. That's a great idea! What a stylish way to get your coupon shopping done. And I love the fabric you used.
    Jenn

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  5. What a great idea! I love it!

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  6. Such a fab idea, looks really impressive!

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  7. Totally adorable idea! AndI love the ric arc!

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  8. This is so clever !!!
    Binders are so clumsy to carry.
    I love all the gadgets and add-ons.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great Idea and very well executed....GOOD Job !

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  10. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  11. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I wanted to respond to your concern about the fleece stretching while sewing, since the bias tape is nice and stiff, it kept the fleece from loosing it's shape! In case you wanted to male one:)

    Also your binder purse is amazing! Looks like it took lots of time!!! So creative and functional! Well done!

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  12. Oh my goodness!! I just spotted this on Pinterest! I LOVE IT!!! I would pay for a binder purse like this!! Do you make them to sell???

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    1. I will be making several in the next few weeks! I will be adding them to my etsy shop. However I will not be taking custom orders right away! Sorry for the delay in replying!

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  13. Found you on pinterest. Totally going to use this idea to make these for my daughter in hs. Can't every seem to find book bags big enough to hold all the binders she needs, so this can be carried in addition to her b book bag. Love that I can wash it and reuse it as well! Thanks so much for the idea!

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  14. I want one (well 5!!)) but I can't sew!!

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  15. This would be great for my MS daughter to use at school. She likes to carry a binder with all of her notebooks, folders, and items she needs with her to her classes instead of stopping at her locker all the time. The store bought binders with zippers on them we have tried seem to wear out right away. This is a much cuter way and she can change the cover or we can take it off and wash it if it gets dirty. Just curious, how would I order one and how much are they. If you get a chance, could you please email me and let me know. Thanks Terri my email is tderoo@fennville.org

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  16. this is really great!!! i would love to get your pattern once it is all worked out

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  17. Do you take orders? I'd pay you for one like this one. Other colors maybe. What's an e-mail where I could contact you?

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    1. You can email me any time at tmsatterwhite@hotmail.com

      At the moment I am not taking custom orders but I will be adding several to the shop in the next few weeks! Check back often for a size or style that will work for you.

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  18. Have you created patterns for purchase yet? I would love to either buy a bag or a pattern to make myself.

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    1. I do not have the pattern available yet. We were moving and the movers damaged several boxes that contained my sewing patterns! I will be working on it in the future

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  19. This is super cute and super functional. Love it!

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  20. That is genius! And so many applications for it's use too besides school and couponing. You did a fantastic job and I know the pattern would sell if you didn't want to sew them to sell yourself. Great job (and I found this via Pinterest)

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  21. I saw the picture on pinterest and thought I would give it a try. I am a teacher who moves around to different classrooms in the school and I am always forgetting stuff. Mine has a ton of pockets inside and out and pencil slots. I put a messenger bag handle on mine so that it would be even easier to carry. First one didn't turn out too bad but I have some kinks to work out!!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  22. How can I order one? I don't sew, and this is fabulous!

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    1. I will be adding several to my Etsy shop in the next few weeks! I will not be taking custom orders right away but check back often for a size or style that might work for you!

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  23. Is the pattern available yet? :)

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    1. This pattern in not available yet! We had some issues with our movers and a few boxes from my sewing room were damaged and of course they were the ones with my patterns in them.

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  24. I'm a high school teacher and I use binders all of the time. I'm going to make them for my class lesson plans! Thanks for the idea.

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  25. I would absolutely buy this pattern for my god daughters and myself as a couponer :) I love this idea. Such a wonderful idea to take a little weight out of those horribly heavy backpacks the kids have to carry these days!

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  26. How do I buy one from your Etsy shop?

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    1. I currently do not have any available. I will be listing several in the shop in the coming month! I will be writing the pattern as I sew some up!
      Check back often!

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  27. I cannot wait for the tutorial to make this!!! I sell Mary Kay and it would be a lot easier to carry this around with all my cheat sheets!

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  28. I love this! I have a special needs son, and I have two 3" binders of his medical info, school info etc that I take to doctor appointments, school IEP meetings etc. It would be great if you sell this pattern. Would it be on etsy?

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  29. Curse you movers!!!! Please please please (pretty please) list the pdf pattern soon. I am so excited about this I can barley stand it! I would even happily be a tester for you ;)

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  30. I'd really like to make one of these for my daughter's teacher as an end of the year gift. Please sell the pattern soon!! I'm keeping an eye on your Etsy shop. :)

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  31. Please don't give up on this -- it is one of the most unique ideas I've seen!! Love to have the pattern or a tutorial would b fine.

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  32. Genealogy addicts could use this too for our notebooks of ancestors when researching.

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