Saturday, August 22, 2009

UFO complete – Purse with Trees scene!

Here’s the pieces of my new purse all constructed and cut out and ready to be sewn together.

1280This is the 3rd time I’ve made this purse.  Each one is different.  I got the idea for it from a “Triangular Cosmetic Bag” on Craftster.  One of those zippers on the back is for the main part of the purse – the place to put everything.  The other zipper is a smaller outside pocket.  There is also a pocket on the inside lining.

1283That’s the completed purse, all ready to go shopping!
And here’s the backside, showing the zippers --

1284 Top zipper opens to main part of bag.  Lower zipper is the small, but oh so convenient, outside pocket.  It holds my library card, a pen and some paper and some eyeglass wipes.

I used to carry a big purse.  One day I decided it was a nutty thing to do.  The bigger the purse, the more junk you haul around.  Now, that would make sense if you used half the stuff, but I found out I wasn’t.  The first thing I downsized was my wallet.  Went from a big leather thing with pictures in it and all kinds of stuff.  Got a small wallet which carries coins and paper money and IDs.

One day, I laid out all the stuff from my big purse and only put back into it the very barest of essentials.  I figured if I found I needed more stuff in the big purse, I could always put it in.  What I found myself doing was eliminating more stuff from the big purse!

Went shopping for a smaller purse and at the time, couldn’t find anything I liked.  So, went online and searched.  I found wristlets and then the cosmetic bag instructions which I found suited my needs.

My small purse goes on my shoulder and lays under my arm, very close.  They say that is the safe way to carry your purse – on a short strap, close to your body.

Besides what I normally carry in the purse, there is still room in it for my iPod Touch and earbuds and a cellphone.  I’m one of those few people who does not always carry a cellphone!  LOL  If I ever need to carry stuff that doesn’t fit in my small purse, I then throw the small purse into a tote bag along with my camera and other odd assorted things. 


SHERRY said...

Pat, I like this little bag a lot, and have saved the tutorial. Not to be a dumb blonde (ok, it's true), but how exactly did you add the extra outer zipper?

Sunnie said...

Great bag...I like the shape!
And the security features.
I think it needs a fancy zipper pull! For those, I like to check out huge earrings at the local dollar store...maybe tastless for a lobe, but fun on a purse!

Meggie said...

Love this purse! Also love the idea of the ugly lobe deco for the zipper! LOL!