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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Squirrely purse

Over a year ago I came across this pattern for a purse that I've been using every day since then. And such, it's taken a hell of a beating. Time for a new purse.

But I liked this pattern so much, I couldn't stray. So I just made another one.

Pocket purse

Since I already had experience with the final product, I knew what I needed - more stability. So I used a heavier interfacing so the bag itself, as well and the inside and outside pockets, so it wouldn't be so floppy.

What I love most about this purse is the lining inside. Outside, it's all dark and conservative; Inside, it's bright and adorable with little squirrel fabric.

With the leftover fabric, I made myself a new electronics wrap - it holds by phone chargers and ear-buds perfectly. It's great for everyday use, but especially for traveling - keeps everything in place so I can easily find them on the plane.

Electronics wrapElectronics wrap


  1. Gorgeous purse!!! Lovely fabrics! Love the wrap too! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Have a fabulous day!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. I love your purse!!! I love when you can tweak the pattern (ie more interfacing) to make it a better product. I love the squirrel fabric and your electronic wrap too. I'm stopping by from Sew Can Do Linky party and your newest follower. Stop by my blog when you have a moment. Here is what I shared this week: