DSC01757 (1024x768)When it comes to purses, I find that my love for a new one is fleeting.  I only carry them for a short time and then it is time to move on.  I love them a lot when they are new, but then I need a change.  I want to start anew with a new bag.  Since I have started to sew I have made myself new purses instead of purchasing them. 

My local quilt shop has started selling Japanese fabrics.  They are so pretty that I have been stockpiling them for just the right project.  It seems like that project never came so when inspiration hit me to create a new purse, I remembered those fabrics.  I pulled out Alice In Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood and some Heidi Grace fabric purchased recently from JoAnns.  They all seemed to go together.  I also wanted to try a gusset this time and needed a bit of contrast from all the DSC01753 (1024x791) patterns.  I had some pink striped drapery fabric that I picked up while thrifting that fit the bill perfectly.   

I sketched out on an envelope the style and the pieces that I was going to use.  I made it patchwork using 4 different novelty fabrics.  I love how it looks when it was all finished.  I also added my signature “lots of pockets” inside.  One each for my glasses/sunglasses case, my little notebook, my pens, and one on the other side for my mints, chapstick and keys. 

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So what do you think of my new bag? 

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