Cat Fancy: Laurel Burch Panel is in the Bag!

Front of cat purse

Here’s some fun for your Friday!  Pat, who works in accounting, has a very crafty friend named Linda who made this adorable little purse as a gift to her.  Do you recognize that pretty fabric?  None other than Laurel Burch could create such detailed depictions of kitty cats!!  The block print (shown below) from last year’s Clothworks release, Fabulous Felines by Laurel Burch, was utilized quite well for this simple clutch purse design, don’t you think?


Linda’s inspiration for this purse came from the book, Handbags 2 Designer Knockoffs, a collaboration written by Eileen Roche and Nancy Zieman.  Though the book highlights Eileen Roche’s stunning embroidery techniques as a way of embellishing simple handbag silhouettes to create sophisticated, designer-worthy looks, I love how Pat’s friend Linda used Laurel Burch’s detailed fabric print to supe up this little handbag.  Do head over to Nancy Zieman’s blog, which features wonderful pictorial instructions on how to create this ‘personalized clutch’ design!

With no detail left out in the making of this sweet little purse, I’m loving how Linda included this cute embroidery design depicting a clutch purse on the inside lining of the bag:

Inside embroidery purse

The flip side of the clutch’s exterior is just as darling, too!  Here’s another design found on the block print from Fabulous Felines:

back of purse

A Big Thanks to Pat for bringing in her lovely purse & to Linda for allowing me to post this creation here on the Works!  TGIF, everyone!!!  Perhaps this will inspire you in your weekend sewing pursuits.





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