15 May

Usually when I buy a beautiful expensive fabric I hoard it away in my cupboard for at least a year or two before actually getting the nerve to use it.  I get it from my father who does the same thing with shoes and clothes.  He calls it the “purchase resting  period”.

But after buying those beautiful Echino fabrics in Japan I was really itching to sew something beautiful and usable with them.  So I decided to use this bird patterned linen/cotton mix for a purse I was making in my sewing group.  I think it helped that we were being led by a very experienced sewer who I knew would make sure the purse turned out perfectly.

It’s a lined purse with pleats, zipper AND piping.  A real make-you-sweat pattern.  But the result is beautiful.


14 Responses to “Echino”

  1. americanmominbordeaux May 15, 2012 at 16:30 #

    Wow, such a great purse! Love it and the fabrics are great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. juliedekeyzer May 15, 2012 at 20:13 #

    Jill! The purse is absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

  3. cilia1 May 16, 2012 at 08:27 #

    wow zo mooi en de stof is prachtig
    ik wil dat patroontje ok????????????

  4. classicplay May 16, 2012 at 14:21 #

    “purchase resting period” Ha!

    The purse turned out so lovely. Well done!

  5. Sharon @ Discovering Blog May 16, 2012 at 19:11 #

    Love the bag!! The colors are so happy.

  6. Ashe May 17, 2012 at 03:53 #

    Such a cute bag! I love the vibrant colours. 🙂

  7. petra May 17, 2012 at 11:26 #

    omg I hate you. not really but you know what I mean. I want the pattern, I want the fabric….GOSH DARN IT, I want that purse! but really I need the pattern. And then I am sooo copying it.
    I think we need to get together for a sewing weekend, trade patterns and ideers.
    On another note, how was the blogging weekend in Berlin?
    Love, P-Bird.

    • petra May 17, 2012 at 11:27 #

      and ha ha – I can read Dutch! Mami wants the pattern too, right? (I am guessing that is your mom-in-law)

      • petra May 17, 2012 at 11:27 #

        and the fabric is prachtig. I totally agree.

    • jc May 25, 2012 at 08:29 #

      It was a really fun week-end. I met lots of really nice people. I also love this purse but am not too sure I’d make it again. A bit fussy for my liking. And you know I’m always up for a week-end together! Just let me know when and where…

  8. maisetapioca May 22, 2012 at 11:16 #

    Beautiful colors and design, I love it!

  9. maisetapioca May 22, 2012 at 11:16 #

    Beautiful colors and pattern, I love ite!

  10. Kat May 25, 2012 at 09:01 #

    oh my – the colors are just beyond folkabilly awesome. i want to wrap myself around this – too cute. just the kind of joy you want to spread around. thanks for this. made me smile


  1. Echino Purse « - February 15, 2013

    […] my last sewing project using Echino […]

Please leave a comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: