This year, one of my goals was to work on larger projects and make a few things for myself. One of the things I really needed to make was a new purse. The one I have been using is a few years old and is showing its age. It took me three weekends to find all the time, but I did it!
PS - Picking up a pattern after a week and figuring out where you are is weird. I ended up having weird extra pieces. Ha!
I wanted something classy yet quirky. When I saw this fabric, I fell in love. The purple color is everything! I love a gray smoky purple, and if you add a black cat, I am sold!
I wanted to be able to hold it near my elbow or on my shoulder. I looked around and found the Ruby handbag by Bagstock: Ruby Handbag, PDF Sewing Pattern, Bagstock Designs - Etsy
I removed the front slip pocket because I didn’t want to obstruct the cat’s face. I also knew I would just stuff receipts in there and never clean it out.
Eeee! It’s so beautiful and amusing at the same time! I love the kittles.
The tote bag that I “bought” from you from the STS in 2022 is still going strong and I get compliments on it. I use it to carry my craft project from my house to my son’s music teacher’s house and back. It’s been great, no problems, so the purse is going to last for a long while.
I hope you get many compliments on it out in the wild!
Awesome, and so perfect for you! That fabric is cool. Like irid3sc3nt said, you make a high-quality bag. The one I bought from you in STS is so sturdy and is still going strong. Do you have a link for the triangle hardware?
WOW! I am so impressed by this bag and your skills! You did a great job with the fabric placement and your hardware choices elevate the entire bag. I especially like how you lined the straps. It’s such a lovely touch.
I have a purse kit that I got for Christmas 2022 and this bag is inspiring me to get started on my own!
Thank you for saying that. I went back and forth about using the cream fabric for the interior. I didn’t want the bag to be dark inside, but I was worried the contrast between the zipper closure and the interior fabric would clash. I thought about it WAY too much. Ultimately, I decided it was just for me, and I could live with it. I think it turned out fine, so I don’t know why I was stressing myself. Then again, I could win an Olympic medal in stressing and overthinking! Ha!
And thanks to everyone for such lovely comments and support!
(Linda -2024 Choose Projects that You Want to Do :us:)
I used to line all of my bags in black, but as you said, often I can’t find things in the “black hole”! I love your use of a lighter color!