Fabric Cradle Purse Sightings!!

2/06/2013 08:36:00 PM

Last year I posted a free sewing tutorial to make a Fabric Cradle Purse, and I've been very fortunate that the post was shared on Pinterest quite a lot, and I've had some great feedback on it.   A few days ago Jess emailed and asked if she could sell cradle purses made from the tutorial, and that she's made a few.  I said yes, certainly, and could I share a couple of her pictures.  Here are two that she's made for her little girls, they are pretty adorable!

So I did a little search and found another lady selling hers on Etsy HERE, it comes with a cute baby and a knit blanket and pillow.  Very cute!

Cradle Purse sold on Etsy

I also found someone on Etsy saying that the cradle purse they were  selling was something she just thought up, and I was a bit disappointed.  I don't necessarily need credit, and it's possible that someone else thought of it too and made it in the exact same way with the exact same proportions... but.... it would have been nicer if she had just said nothing at all and just sold it without taking credit for the idea.  I suppose these things happen and are expected when you share ideas with the world.  It's just a matter of time.

I still love my fabric cradle purses quite a lot!!  And... I need to find a little girl to make one for again, my little girls that were dolly age have all grown up!

If any of you are making these cute little doll cradle purses, I'd love for you to share pictures with me too.  You can find the tutorial here.

Take good care,

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  1. You can make one for my little girl, just kidding, I pinned your tutorial when I found it and plan on making one for her birthday, but it will be hard to do it in secret, she loves to see me sew and is right next to me when I do anything.

  2. How lovely!!!The colors of fabrics are fantastic!
    Hope your week is going well!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  3. Hi Jess here! I love these Cradle Purses so much! Thank you for sharing your pattern. I've now made about 15 different ones. Every little girl who is having a birthday will be getting one. I think they are beautiful. Thanks again!!

    1. Oh wow, that's fantastic to hear. Feel free to share any pics on my flickr group!
      Glad the tutorial is being used! Janelle

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  5. I think your idea and the fact that you chose to share it was genius and extremely sweet! Please dont allow shallow people to hurt you or make you reluctant to share in the future. I have 10 grandbabies all under the age of 9 and 8 of them are girls. I plan on making ALOT of these adorable bags and i i think of you every step of the way. I am so grateful that you were generous enough to share this with the rest of us and i will be sure to tell my, sure to be grateful granddaughters, they owe you a huge thankyou for the hours of joy they will have - thanx to you!

  6. Hi. I just wanted to say that I love hat you shared your directions for making these. I still have my original (store bought) Cradle Purse from when I was little & have been wanting to try my hand at making 1, but I couldn't bring myself to tear mine up for a pattern. Now I can't wait to get started!

  7. Thanks for sharing your pattern and tutorial! I've made many of the crochet version like the ones from my own childhood in the 70's. It will be fun to give my grand daughter an updated version!

  8. Hi Janelle. I made a cradle purse for my granddaughter. I am sure she will love it. Once her friends see it you can bet I will be making more. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

    Marilyn Migood1@hotmail.com


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