A New Purse

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.