This was my first try at using round handles. I loved this purse but lost it in an Asahi Beer accident onboard an overseas flight coming home from Japan....long story~
I was able to save the handles so I made a replacement. It's only slightly different, with a rounded bottom instead of the square corners of the original.
And for something new, here's a large bag I made. I had some friends who were expecting babies when I made this and was going to make another version as a stylish diaper bag but they both went for napsacks instead. I still think I'd rather carry my diapers in this though~
The great thing with making your own purse is that you can put as many pockets and organizers in the lining as you want!
I almost forgot about this one because I don't use it very often. I made it using a hotpatterns pattern. It's supposed to look like the bag that Anne Hathway has in The Devil Wears Prada but somehow mine ended up about half the size:
The other thing I love about making purses and bags is that they don't require very much fabric. All of these bags were made from the scraps of other projects....not that I ever wear the purse with the matching top! That would be a bit too much. It's just a great way to save $$$ if you have left overs. See if you can find the original projects for the grey wool and patent leather here .
Thanks for letting me share all of my purse projects with you. In the course of pulling all of them out of the closet and going through them I found an extra $2.35 that I didn't know I had! Off to the fabric store I guess~