I told you I made something else with that fabric I used on the skirt, right? The scraps I had left over were big- way too big to toss out, but small enough and oddly shaped there was no way I could make anything big out of them. Remembering this purse pattern that I drafted myself (I’ll be adding to my shop for a few dollars soon if you’d like to make your own) uses about 1 yard of fabric and can be made with 4 fat quarters, I decided to see if I had enough left in big enough pieces to make one.
As you can see here, I obviously had enough fabric, and the cool thing about this purse pattern is its completely reversible, and only takes about an hour and a half to make. Its super easy and super fast!
I have one of these purses I made for myself several years ago, and I still love it. I get a ton of compliments on it when I have it with me, and people always ask where I got it. :biggrin:
One of the things I like best about this purse design is it sits close to your body- long straps make me worry someone will try to snatch it off of my side because it makes them so accessible to anyone around you.
The closure is really simple- its just a small fabric tube made into a loop that a button fits through. Its quick to fasten and unfasten, but it won’t stretch out over time like an elastic tie will, which I have on a purse I purchase don Etsy ages ago. I still love that purse too, but I need to swap out the elastic for a sturdier fastener loop someday.
You can buy this purse in my shop here for $23.00. I may have a few other small items made up in this fabric over the next few days until its gone.