I started cutting fabric for this little purse Saturday night at 10p.m. I had it sewed together by midnight!
I had ordered the fabric from Bee Sew Happy a few months back when I added it on to my banana fabric for my Monkey Purse. When I found the wonderful banana print I reasoned that I may as well add a few other fabrics to the mix to make the shipping to Hawaii worth it. (Well…it’s TRUE…right?!)
As I have done up many other holiday items while toiling at the sewing machine here the past few weeks…this fabric has been calling me. It’s so bright and cheery…I just love it! I did make another purse (post soon to come) and it is also red and white…but this fabric just HAD to be made up this year!
So, as I perused FREE sewing patterns on the net…I found this great site: Henrietta’s Handbags and Purse Patterns. They have a little link at the bottom of thier site for “Free Craft Ideas for Handbags”…so I took a LONG look at all of those and picked out a few. From that find, I decided on the Signature Style Tote by Indygo Junction. After printing the pattern and figuring out what piece went where…I ended up with this!
I changed the handles to connect to rings. I like my handles to flop down easily when I put it down.
I also changed the button closure feature to a magnetic purse snap. Those magnets are a LOT easier to deal with than any fussy button.
I added 2 inside pockets…
and it is lined with fusible pellon (Decor Bond, heavy weight) AND Duck Cloth. This is a sturdy little creation.
Now…all I have to do is figure out WHERE TO GO so I can show it off a little!
Hmm…maybe I can talk hubby into ANOTHER fabric shop trip?! What do you think?
*Sunday afternoon…I created a little accessory for this cutie…maybe that will be the NEXT post…
Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!