My niece, Audrey, loves horses. She is taking riding lessons locally and is getting better all the time. Last time I saw her she mentioned that she was having a hard time finding a purse with horses on it that she liked. She then asked me if I would make her one. I asked her what she put into her purses and there were only 3 items, so I knew it didn’t have to be a large purse.
I found farm animal stencils at the thrift shop quite a while ago. There was a horse stencil. After backing the fabric square with wonder under I then traced out the horse onto the fabric. Since it was a stencil I could orient it correctly for the front of the bag. I then carefully cut out the horse.
I found this fun batik fabric with hearts recently at Joann’s. I thought since Audrey loves horses it would be the perfect fabric for her bag. The interior is horse and rider silhouette fabric that I found a while back at the Goodwill. I had planned to make something for Audrey with it.
I made a simple envelope type of bag just roughing it out in my head. You know how I don’t like to use patterns! The stripes you see are from the denim I used as an interfacing in the bag. It is actually not too bad an effect. Call it a happy accident!
The button is one that I found at Joann’s in the clearance bin. I thought it “fit” with the feel of the bag. I used craft string to sew it on since I knew it would get a lot of use.
I made the strap long enough she could put it across her body to wear or as a shoulder bag. She can just knot it where it is the right length. I guesstimated at the length of the strap.
I will drop it off on Thursday to her. She is pretty picky so we shall see how it goes. Cross your fingers!