My friend Sylvia came to church with a beautiful purse she had made.
It totally gave me the itch to make a new purse. So I did.
I thought a lot about the size and style I wanted and came up with this.
The material is a soft green and cream striped linen-type fabric. I used fusible fleece to give it some substance.
I machine-appliqued a doily on the front for fun.
The back has a long slip pocket for quickly stashing keys, grocery lists and receipts.
This time I used fusible Steam-A-Seam stuff to adhere the doily.
The inside has a stiff insert in the bottom, two slip pockets and small zippered pocket.
Really it looks like this though.
Of course, then I had to make a bunch to go inside of it, including a diaper clutch, coin purse, sunglasses holder and checkbook cover. (The embroidered pouch isn’t pictured.)
The diaper clutch is my favorite. It’s made from a vintage pillowcase and I used the fusible stuff to attach another doily.
Now that I’ve figured out measurements and techniques, I kind of want to give it another go with coordinating fabrics. I think it would be fun to have a purse and accessories that all looked good together.