June 19, 2011

New purse day - yay!

After working for a few hours on my "top secret project" this weekend,  decided to stop and make myself a new purse. You can never have too many right, and boy do I love new purse day! This one took 4-5 hours, due to the fight I always have with the fusible fleece.

Fortunately the fleece finally behaved and using a pattern from my local quilt shop and some "Its a Hoot by Momo" yardage from the same shop, I now have this:


There are so many fantastic things about this rather simply formed bag. I love the dual colors on the outside of the bag, especially the trim at the top of the pocket. The inside of the bag uses the bottom outer accent fabric, other than the large divided pocket which is in the main focus fabric.


Although the pattern called for 2 such pockets, divided however I wanted for pens, wallet, phone, etc. I decided to make a zipper pocket on the other side instead:


These zipper pockets really are so simply to make and they def. make the bag more useful and my wallet more secure. As I'd already followed the instructions and made two padded pieces for the inside pockets, I turned the other one into a quick and easy zipper wallet:

Purse and matching wallet will be available on Etsy in July - message me if you want to pre-claim it :) A pink option will be available then as well!

Genius right? haha. The other thing I love about this bag is that it has ties on the side which let it expand, as shown above. That way you either have a cute handbag, or a handy tote bag.


The pattern is fantastic all in all as far as the design but I would not say it was super well written. The cutting instructions did not reference which fabric you should be cutting, and some other steps were rather complicated in the description especially with the lack of pictures. Fortunately I've made enough bags that I was able to muddle through it as it was a rather simply design, just not well described. And although this beauty does not match anything I own, I will still put her to good use because she is simply fantastic :-D

Happy New Purse Day... and as most other people in the United States would say... Happy Father's Day! :)

***Here is the the link to the pattern, just found it online****


Linking up with:




sew many ways  {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations 
 
Fresh Poppy Design

18 comments:

Lindsay said...

Ooh. that's nice! i need one. what's the pattern called that you used? can i buy it somewhere online? you're awesome at making all these bags. :)

Impera_Magna said...

What a lovely purse... fab fabrics! Great job!!!

LynCC said...

Love this pattern. I made about 10 of these two years ago in music fabrics for the band to auction at the jazz dinner. They were a big hit.

justabitfrayed said...

what a great bag! I love it!

Bree said...

LOVE IT! I've been looking for a good yellow purse since last summer, can you believe I never thought to make one for myself?! Of course that means I need to find some good yellow fabric, which is easier said than done as well, although I really like what you used here.

**nicke... said...

holy crap that is so cute! good job!

Alli said...

Your bag is really cute! I'm amazed that you can sew it up in four hours -- I made myself just a giant sling bag with no pockets, and it took me twice as long. >_<

Melinda said...

That is so cute! I'm a bag lady so I love cute bags!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Beautiful bag! I love the yellow fabrics. What pattern did you use?

Lani said...

That is simply beautiful!! Great fabric choice. One of my fave colors ever!

AMKreations said...

Your bag turned out gorgeous! I've been working on a bag too...and it was taking a bit of time...so it's not finished yet!

I love the fun fabrics you chose!

Riel Nason said...

Ohhhh, that is pretty! I LOVE yellow!

Karenkay said...

beautiful bag!!

susan said...

Very sweet pruse and nice to see something all in yellow.

Carla said...

Great pattern, great pockets, love the zipper, and the fabrics you used are just darling!

Quiltstory said...

You had me at yellow. And then the polka dots?? DARLING!! Thanks for linking up!

Zaira said...

Cantik!..in my language it means BEAUTIFUL :)

Susanne said...

Great! I also would love to know the pattern name. :)
Bye
Susanne