Over my vacation, I finally got around to making an everyday purse for ME. I know, it's a first. I actually used it as an opportunity to draft and test a new pattern. Next summer, I plan on having a booth that sells purses in assorted sizes and styles. For mine, I wanted something neutral but not boring....if that makes sense.
I did make some mistakes, and had to re-engineer mid-sewing, but I am not pointing them out! But after some tweaking to accomodate what I learned, I hope this could be a pretty good seller.
Purse inside (empty). You can see the divider and a simple divided pocket. One part is big enough for 2 large pens, and the other fits my gum, lip balm and mirror. You can also see the very lovely fabric that I had to use.
Here it is with stuff. Obviously, a lot of stuff. it fits my planner, notebook, red pouch and wallet. There is room to spare for my camera or a water bottle, too. In the upper left corner, you can also see the key loop I put in. It runs through my keys and snaps so they don't sink to the bottom of my bag.
On the side is my cell phone pocket. I made it big so I can fit a larger phone, or this phone and it's charger. On the back, there is a simple zipper pocket I did not take a picture of. As you can see, I did not do the traditional purse assembly. I did this because I wanted bits of the inside fabric peeking out the break up the grey.
Here is the front. This is my first try at reverse applique, and I am pretty happy with it. I got the ribbon from my dad, along with millions of other ribbons. It doesn't really match, but I think it "goes."
And the action shot in the horribly messy bedroom. Because crafting is sooooo much better then cleaning!
The best part...the only things I paid for was thread and snaps. I got the zippers and buttoms from swaps, and all the fabric for free from a lady I work with.
If anyone has any feedback, please share. I really want to know if this is an appealing bag, or I am just waay too excited to have it done. thanks for looking!