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