13 September 2010

A purse for me

I have not made much for my own personal use.  I purchased some Joel Dewberry Deer Valley fabric for Christmas last year, hoping to make myself a purse.  Nine months later, I finally did it.

The purse was made from the Ali Foster Pleated Purse Pattern.  I shorted it one inch in length, because I'm short, and it seemed a little long.   I also customized the lining.  I knew I'd want to keep things a little more organized, so I added a inner zipper-closed pocket on one side.  I used my Pedicure Kit Bag tutorial as my guide. 

After using it for a few weeks, I wish I'd put the pocket up about two inches, but other than that I'm happy with it.

On the other side of the purse, I added a large pocket with an elastic top, a small lined pocket for business cards, and a bias tape loop to hold my keys.

I have now used it for a couple weeks, and I LOVE it. 
What kinds of "selfish" sewing projects would you like to tackle?

Oh, did you notice the matching mobile phone cozy?  I was inspired by Larissa.  You can find the tutorial here:

Linked to Sew Can Do, Skip to My Lou, Shannon Makes Stuff, and Blue Cricket Design.

Entered in Christie's Purse Week Contest.

9 happy thoughts:

Melissa said...

It turned out great. I am beginning to find it a little easier to do selfish projects. For years and years I sewed primarily for others.

I did notice the cozy. :)

Tasha said...

Cute. And yeah for making something for yourself :) I love it. And the cute cozy on the side too.

Heidi Wilcox said...

Very Christine and very cute! What's better then having a custom purse for what you need! I'm glad you made something for you!

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

Lovely! the colors are very fall! I would love to make myself more clothing-but it takes more time, and fabric. ;)

Andy said...

wait a minute....you mean to say that I'm allowed to sew things for myself every once in awhile? :-)

very cute purse!

Donene said...

I love the colors! it looks great!
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Lindy said...

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EBeauty03 said...

SUPER CUTE! I really love it & will have to check it out!

Unknown said...

Ummm, I love the deer valley fabric! And your purse is fabulous!!!

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