When I bought the stuff to make my first purse, I also bought stuff to make two others. Since the first one took me about twelve hours to make (and I had help from my mom too), I’ve not been too motivated to attempt to make another one. Well, tonight I came home from work and decided I wanted to make another one. It only took me 3 hours!!! I’m so SO PROUD of myself! Here’s the finished product:
I made this one more of a bucket style (with a cat’s eye shaped bottom) so the bag would stay open and sit up. I used fun summer colors. I even used some super retro embellishements – see the little green trim at the top with the little balls on it? Very 1970’s, huh? I thought it looked good with the paisley material. Kind of an updated 70’s look. The handles are just really wide ribbon. I doubled it up and just sewed it down the middle with contrasting blue thread to hold them together and thought this would give the straps a little more strength.
Here’s the inside:
I didn’t do a center divider like last time but I still wanted pockets so I used the bottoms that I cut off a pair of blue jeans that I hemmed. I thought they looked really good with the blue on the material. I have to have a place to keep my chapstick assortment and my cell phone. So, purse #2 and it took me about 1/4 the time the first one did! Hooray!!!