I found this chocolate brown suede material on a clearance rack a few months ago, and have been holding onto it so I could make the most adorable purse out of it. So on Saturday I got notion that I was more clever with the sewing machine than I really was, and set about making this purse. I took a few ideas from some of the other purses that I liked...tweaked some measurements.....added a few things....and came up with my own pattern for a purse.
Things I love about this purse: (1) The fabrics I chose. (2) The strips across the front and the adorable flower I made. (3) The fabrics I chose. (4) The three pockets lined on the inside, so my keys and cell phone and gum can all be in different pockets.
Things I hate about this purse: (1) As cute as it looks, it doesn't keep it's form. It bows down in the middle when filled with wallet, keys, etc. [yes..I used some fusible interfacing and it still is floppy.] (2) The edges of the purse, where it dips down to form a "U", stick out and drive me nuts. (3) I'll need to figure in a magnetic clasp or something to keep it closed.
So. It's back to the drawing board. Now...what to do about this lonely purse, whose only good quality is that it's pretty to look at hanging from a hook on my wall???