I have a friend that I made a purse for a couple years ago. Actually, I’m looking at the time stamp on the pictures and it was in March 2010, so FOUR years ago! Anyway, this friend emailed me and told me her bag had died and needed to be replaced. Could I make her another just like it? I love this bag pattern; it’s a version I modified of an out-of-print Simplicity bag pattern.
The purse is a shoulder bag with the strap being tied in a cute knot on top. The bag is deep and has a variety of custom pockets that she requested. The outside of this bag is made with nearly two yards of home décor fabric and the lining is made with regular woven cotton.
Last time she had me put a 20-ounce-size water bottle pocket inside the bag, but this time she didn’t need that. Instead she wanted two pockets that would fit her phone and another that was zippered. On the outside, I was to do the pockets the same way as last time. She picked out the fabric from Joann.com. Isn’t it pretty? It’s a home décor fabric so it’s more durable and looks great.
Okay, so the bag is finished and looks amazing! I’ll show you some of the pictures of the bag from four years ago and the new one. The old pictures look terrible (the lighting was not good). Fortunately, for the sake of your eyes, I’m getting better at taking photos!
The Bag from Four Years Ago:
The New, Beautiful Bag!
What custom pockets do you wish you had in your bag or purse? I love making my own bags so that the pockets are just how I want them. But if you don’t sew, I can make that custom bag for you. Message me for an estimate on a purse for yourself!