I love sewing for the Barbie size dolls
by Brenda Visaya
Sewing miniature purses..
I will start by saying that I adore anything in miniature and when I see the FR purses and the delectable works of art from various miniaturists. I feel that I am not totally worthy of doing this tutorial. I love the realistic and very fashionable purse that come with the FR and Silkstone dolls and realized quite a few years ago that these tiny pieces were not my forte and I am still awed by how they are actually manufactured. In saying this, I have been challenged to create handbags to complete my ensembles, first because I am a completist and love to offer the full finished look and also because I felt that from the beginning, if I stayed consistent and made the Ultrasuede purses part of my style, then I could create them over and over in different ways, but always they would be a so called trademark of my work. I think my love of Ultrasuede is apparent and I have archived 100s of photos of ensembles with a matching purse. Creating these little pieces have ebbed and flowed during the years, being they are the most involved pieces of my sewing beside hats and there were many times when the task of building them was daunting and it is ALWAYS the last piece to get done. I have learned that it is not always necessary to have a handbag or purse with an outfit, but personally, because I do love them, I sleep better at night knowing it will , and just maybe, the handbag is the most appealing part. I am never sure!