I am very excited to begin voting for Purse Palooza! You can see all of the past posts, prizes, and schedule for Purse Palooza 2014 right here!
Thank you so much to the nearly 250 sewists that entered bags for the event! I was blown away by your bag sewing, and I think congratulations are in order to everyone that entered a bag! Thank you for making Purse Palooza a hit with your beautiful sewing!
From those 250, 22 finalists have been chosen. These bag finalists were selected based on craftsmanship (how well the finished bag was turned out, how well the chosen fabrics work together, final pressing, etc.) and creativity (which can be many things, but a few examples are type of textiles/hardware/embellishment used and how it was executed). The skill level of the bag sewn did not come into play; Purse Palooza is for all skill levels, and so bags of all difficulties were represented among the finalists.
So many of your bags were so amazing that it was extremely hard to narrow down to just 22!
I have assembled a visual poll below with pictures of each bag, as well as the link that the maker submitted to the linky party (which may be a link that will take you to their blog, Instagram photo, Flickr, etc.). You should be able to click on each photo for a larger picture, as well as click on the link to take you to their page to read more about their project (if applicable).
Voting will be open until Friday, November 21st at 11:00PM CT. Please only choose 1 as your favorite.
I hope that you have a great time perusing the finalists and choosing your favorite!