Friday, October 10, 2008

My New Purse


So ... I had some leftover fabric from making my super-cute re-useable grocery bags (which I will have to post about later, because I don't have any pictures yet!), and I got the crazy idea to use it to make a fun purse. Not that I don't have a TON of other projects that I need to be working on, or anything! Maybe this was my way of procrastinating taking a little creative breather.

So, I made up this simple pattern for a one-handle "sling" looking bag. I really like it a lot. So much so that I've been wearing it instead of my trusty red purse for the past 2 days. I even changed my outfit both days so it would match. I know ... I'm a freak. It's ok.

Once I got the pattern down, this purse took no time at all to put together. I even put a little magnetic snap at the top to keep it closed. My first one ever. I can't believe I was so afraid of them before! They are SOOO simple to use! I'm thinking that I would like one of these purses in every color!

5 comments:

Kristin said...

That looks awesome! And the fabric is so pretty. I am so intimidated by purses, because the patterns are confusing. Yours looks great, and makes me want to try it!

Sara said...

thanks kristin! i would be happy to share with you how i made it ... maybe i can try to write out instructions for you. you shouldn't be intimidated at all!

Jon said...

I don't see a place on here to place orders... Christmas is coming up and I know a lady I might like to buy one of these for...

I told you I read your blog!

Heather said...

sara, if you write out instructions can you send a copy to me? I've been hunting for a bag pattern for myself and was thinking I might have to break down and buy an amy butler pattern. BUT I LOVE yours, the sling strap and the little pleat- oh the cuteness!!

Sara said...

absolutely, heather. I have been meaning to get the directions together, but things have been a little crazy this week ... and i've thought of a couple of changes since making it, so I might try them and see if they work better. but, i'll tell you ... it was SUPER easy, and went together in no time. i'll get back to you!