Thursday, June 18, 2015

FABulous Home Sewn's Perfect Petal Purse: Canadian Designer's Tour

Hey! Welcome to the next stop on the great Canadian Pattern Designer's blog tour! Today I'm featuring for you the adorable Perfect Petal Purse from FABulous Home Sewn.
This little purse is a quick sew - the petals are a little fiddly, getting them placed just right, but the whole thing takes around an hour, hour and a half start to finish. Lightweight interfacing keeps the shape of the petals and body nice, and keeps the strap from twisting and wrinkling. Trust me, cutting all those petals is worth it! I used two coordinating fabrics for each of my purses, but it would also be fun to make one to look like a sunflower, or maybe a bright Gerbera daisy!
The strap length can easily be customized for a smaller or taller child (or adult!) - I made two purses, one for each of my girls, and made the strap for Sam just a bit shorter to make up for the height difference. 
The girls love their little purses - they're perfect for carrying little treasures and treats, and what kid doesn't love a zipper?
Make sure you take advantage of FABulous Home Sewn's coupon code: ocanada on Etsy for 15% off (prices marked down on Craftsy), good til the 20th of June! And, enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a pattern of your choice from FABulous Home Sewn
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Along with the FABulous Home Sewn giveaway, you have more chances to win big! See this post from Lulu & Celeste (Ula is our hardworking coordinator for the tour!) for more information - there's a big Rafflecopter giveaway, valued at around $85, with gift cards and prizes from participating designers and shops, and the Grand Prize, valued at around $250, which goes to the winner of the sewalong! Make sure you don't miss out!! Any blog post featuring something made from any of the featured designers' patterns can be entered, and you can link up more than once - get sewing! (or linking!)
There's more. Follow along with the tour by clicking any of the links below - check out all the posts for more chances to win from more amazing Canadian designers.
June 1 - 3
Gracious Threads - Interview
Creative Bug - The Wholesome Mama - stitched by crystal
June 4 - 6
Jalie – Interview
Shaffer SistersCall Ajairehibbadoray
June 8 – 10
Thread Theory – Interview
Handmade BoyRebel & MaliceSew Out of Control
June 11 - 13
Audrey & Tiffany – Interview
All Things Katy!Not Sew FastConversas de Hermana
June 15 – 17
E+M Patterns – Interview
From-a-BoxMade by SaraClimbing the Willow
June 17 - 19
Victory Patterns – Interview
Swoodson SaysThread Riding HoodSprouting JubeJube
June 18 – 20
FABulous Home Sewn – Interview
Create3.5Calm and CarrionStitches by Laura
June 22 – 24
Filles a Maman – Interview
Pattern RevolutionPhatQuarterssewstarlyHouse of Estrela
June 24 – 26
Closet Case Files – Interview
gloria juneRebel & MaliceSew Far North
June 25 – 27
Elegance & Elephants – Interview
Sprouting JubeJubeAmandaRoseMae & K
June 29 - 30
Lulu & Celeste: new makes and a round up post
July 1st
Last day to enter Giveaways and Final Round up Post!


  1. Love the fabrics you used on this cute purse!

  2. Love your fabric choices! Thanks :)

    1. :) Thanks! And thank you for a great pattern!

  3. Thank you so much for taking part in the tour Meriel! Love your little purses, so cute!

    1. Thanks Ula! And thank you for having me along, it was fun!