Friday, January 21, 2011


Today's inspiration is a Valentino Large Petale Tote:

Lovely, isn't it? Now for the details. This bag is made with a rubberized cotton fabric (what's that??) with leather straps, gold hardware, a magnetic snap, and metal feet. The strap has a 9" drop. Inside there is a zip pocket, a cell pocket, and an open pocket. It has a nylon lining. Size: 12" h x 15 3/4" w x 7 1/4" d. Price tag: $1795.00.

Here's a pattern that has a similar flower:

It's the Kimi Rose tote pattern by Purse Strings. Inside find two large pockets for all those "girl" items and a magnetic snap closure. Size: 13' high x 17" wide x 6" deep. It is very easy to add a zip pocket, leather straps (I can order just about any color and length), and feet. Even if you made this out of a silk dupioni, you should be able to create this for under $100.00.

Hope you're inspired to recreate a designer look.

Happy Stitching!

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