Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Henry’

Canary Created has several cross body purse styles available and I wanted to put up a comparison so that my shoppers can have some sense of the difference between the purses.  We want everyone to make sure they are making the best choices for their lifestyle.

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Just last Saturday I decided to put some of my bags that I have been designing on Etsy.  I put up a Cross Body Purse that I made for myself and liked it so much that I felt it would do well on Etsy.  This bag was my first sale!  I had a lady I play ice hockey let me know she was very interested in a purse, and then just tonight I sold my first purse on Etsy!  Click here for my etsy listing.

Alexander Henry Contigo Blue Cross Body Purse on Etsy through CanaryQuilted

It was so exciting to see that someone in this world likes the same thing I like!  I love this bag, it is light and hangs nicely so that it doesn’t get in the way as you go about your day.  It holds just enough to get around, but you can’t fit the kitchen sink in it!

Cross Body Purse with Grape Juice Batik and feather quilting available on Etsy through CanaryQuilted.

The first purse that I sold she requested a purple batik that I had in my stash, and it turned out very nice.  I used the purple batik (name of the batik is grape juice) on the flap front and lining, and I used the grape juice as the lining of the purse.  I quilted some feathers on the outside to give it some detail.  I used purple thread so that the batik would show, but the quilting gives it some features also.  The black and the purple work very well together.

The Cross Body purse I sold on Etsy was exactly as I listed it.  She wanted the Contigo fabric in Blue, with the sugar skull on the front.  I was soooo excited, I love this fabric, and I love carrying this little purse around.    I have all the fabric cut and I will be assembling this purse and mailing it very soon!

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Recently I came across this free Not-So-Big Messenger Tote tutorial over at and thought it would be a great little tote to try out with the faux leather I had purchased a couple of months ago.  I also had the Alexander Henry Contigo fabric that I have been dying to use too! Her tutorial is very easy to read and understand and she links over to a site that shows you how to put a zippered pocket in too.  I used a thicker fusible interfacing and attached it to the AH Contigo fabric and then used metallic, glitter and decorative threads to give the print some sparkle along with some outline and definition.  The thicker interfacing acted like batting and helped give it that quilted look.   I fussy cut two different scenes from the fabric and still have quite a bit of fabric left!  I used fabric from my stash for the inside of the bag. Read the rest here -→