When I haven’t been making H2O 2GO slings, I’ve been making purses. I have three to show you that are made using the On a Break Crossbody pattern by Sincerely Jen. Until recently, this was the purse that I carried every day. I made one change to the pattern that I use; I added 1″ to the gussett to make it a bit wider. I think it’s the perfect size.
I apologize for the following pictures. I apparently didn’t have the right filter on my camera and didn’t notice until I’d already given the purse away.
This is a hot pink purse. Cat-themed, of course. I used rose gold hardware to bling it up a bit.
I like this zipper pull. I purchase them from Moremeknow.com.
I used rainbow cats for the lining.
And what do rainbow cats leave behind?
Rainbow footprints, of course!
This was one of the first purses that I could sew on my new bag tag.
Another purse I was asked to make was a sailing-themed purse. That’s all I was given. That, and the recipient’s favorite color is green.
I think this one turned out pretty nice. I purchased the anchor zipper pull from My Handmade Space.
It was actually a challenge to find sailing-themed fabric that would go with dark green. I think I did an okay job, though.
I just used a simple white zipper pull for the inside pocket, but the top zipper pull was another anchor.
The last purse that I want to show you was made for a very good friend. She’d been having a rough time of things so when I found some Star Wars themed hardware, I knew I had to make her a purse.
If I’d had the fabric that you can see in the background of the above picture, I would have used it for the front pocket. However, this purse was made before I came across the stained glass-looking fabric.
Obviously, I had to use a Millenium Falcon zipper pull.
Then I had a bit of an accident and needed to fix it, so I added a piece of velcro and included a package of patches that can be switched out as the desire strikes.
The inside zipper screamed for an At-At, so I added it (even though I know it’s on the dark side of things). But they are so cute!
That inspired me a bit, though. After all, you can’t have good without the bad, so in the pocket I hid an evil army.
I have also made a backpack and another Sincerely Jen pattern. I also have a child’s backpack in process of being sewn, plus I have two more bags cut out. Oh, and I have another bag in the lineup, but I haven’t printed out the pattern yet or cut it out. Soon, though, that will happen.