Little Girls Handbag – Tutorial


The perfect handbag accessory for a little girl that will complete her outfit during those special occasions! Somewhere we lost the classic fashion accessory for little girls 2-4yrs old.  I remember my little white gloves and my little handbag and shoes that matched my dress, but times have changed! Here’s a quick 40 min tutorial on how to glam up a little girls…

Sewing Tip- How to Apply Metal Corners on Purse Flaps


Handbag Junkies the Bagmaker blog shares how to add metal corners as a finishing touch to a purse flap or wallet.  Here’s an easy tutorial so that you can make your handbag look fabulous. Read more …. Save or Pin it for later! Is there a product, or a special technique that you love?  Submit your sewing tip here for a featured spot! Stay…

Upcycled Bow Clutch Tutorial


Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to upcycle two placemats into a cute bow clutch purse.  Designed for only the essentials you need to carry to a wedding or night on the town.  The party purse material only cost me $2.00.  Super fun to make and so darn cute.  Some of the pictures are a little dark –…

Upcycle Sunflower Purse Tutorial


The Sunflower Purse Tutorial is simple to make with two round placemats.  The handmade beaded handles add extra interest to textured placemats. Materials Needed Purse: Two thin standard round indoor/outdoor placemats (14 inch length x 15 inch width) Thread should match placemats Lining fabric (your choice) Magnetic Closure Materials Needed Handels: 18 large wooden beads 16 medium beads 24 small…

Sunflower


Introducing the Sunflower Straw Purse created from two placemats.  If you’ve been following me you know that I had to repurpose the handles from my last hit or miss purse creation.  This is a better use of the handles, and all the work that went into making them. The simple style with magnetic snap can handle your necessities and give…

Sneak Peek Friday’s


 Here’s a sneak peek into the world of La Cartera!  New design ideas for the weekend, special events, and first words. What’s Happening ! I have entered my blog into the Company Style Blogger Awards 2013!  Please nominate me in the Best Crafting Blog category.  You can do so by clicking on the link.  All…

Sneak Peek Friday’s


 Here’s a sneak peek into the world of La Cartera!  New design ideas for the weekend, special events, and first words. Special Event Follower Giveaway ~Follower Giveaway~ Follower Giveaway ! Hurray!! The giveaway begins March 9,2013.  I will post the rules at midnight tonight (Eastern standard time) to give the International participants a chance to enter. …

Sneak Peek


 Here’s a sneak peek into the world of La Cartera!  New design ideas for the weekend, special events, and first words. Creative Designs What do you think of the Polka Dot Wonder?  It’s a contemporary take on a retro style.  Upcycling a polka dot curtain and adding linen fabric as the main body, created this layered…

Sneak Peek Friday’s


 Here’s a sneak peek into the world of La Cartera!  New design ideas for the weekend, special events, and first words. What’s Happening in the Polls The Upcycle Tote Bag is still in the lead @ 67% for the March Purse Giveaway!  So cast your vote before March 3rd. Creative Designs This weekend my “plan” is to…

Denim Cross Body Hobo Bag


Wow! This is not your ordinary denim cross body bag.  I’ve created a quilting design on the bag to add texture.  Adding my finishing touches to the inside ( in true quilting fashion) makes this bag durable.  Traveling/shopping  with a cross body hobo bag is my must have.  While shopping I’ve gotta have my hands free to…

Tulip Purse


The upcycle Tulip Purse is so bright and cheerful that it reminds me of summer.  The bold bright colors that I love, will fit nicely into an Urban Summer collection line of colorful purses. Inspired by the Linen Safari Handbag, I used the same design for this purse. So here’s a look at the Tulip Purse,…

Sneak Peek Friday’s


 Here’s a sneak peek into the world of La Cartera! New design ideas for the weekend, special events, accomplishments, and a peek into the survey results. What’s Happening in the Polls The Hippie Conversion tote bag is in the lead with 63% of the votes. There’s still time to vote for your favorite purse entry in the  March…