I had this idea for a purse. I really wanted it to be a smaller purse than the one I've already designed. I still wanted it to be a cross-body purse, and I wanted a flap cover. So, I drew a picture of my design, and then set to work creating a pattern.
After using some cheap muslin and figuring out the dimensions, I thought I was ready to use some real fabric. This is the purse I ended up making! So cute!
I really like it, but when I filled it up with my stuff and put it over my shoulder, it was pretty bulky on my hip and I was sad. Then I had the idea that it needed to be a backpack, or worn as a sling over the shoulder...I like that idea. Now to go back to work adjusting the pattern so it'll work in that new way. We'll see what develops!