Friday, January 30, 2009

Practice Purse

I have been wanting to make a hobo purse for ages. Bought the pattern a year or two ago. Never have done it because I'm intimidated by the thought that I'll have to completely decipher the pattern myself! (My sister is the sew-er, not me!)
I decided to look for an easy and well explained pattern on craftster, and found a purse that I thought I could do. Then, since I was still not sure of myself, I decided to cut up a skirt that was in the trash heap in my room. (I played What Not To Wear last weekend with a friend and cleared out my closet!) This was the result:

I used an old bedsheet for the liner and the floral print is the old skirt fabric. Both were very flexible/flowing fabrics, so I ended up with a purse that is quite floppy. I decided to tie the handle, instead of sewing the top together, like the pattern suggests. Maybe it's not quite my style with the big florals, but I think I'll start to look for a different fabric and try this again. I will plan to make the strap longer though....


Jnet said...

I wish I had a friend who would play "What not to wear" in my closet!

Cute bag, I've never tried the hobo style, but I know I have a pattern!

fairbetty said...

Cute bag :) I got a sewing machine for my birthday and sewed a purse as my first project. I'll have to take a picture of it and send it to you :)