Update 1/01/2009: Scroll to the bottom for pics of NEW purses I have made recently.
Presently I don’t have any new purses made from this pattern, but Jill wanted to see some purses so I am posting pics of purses that I have made for my own personal use. I will be posting pics of new purses as I get them made.
This purse pattern is called Scrappy Sak. It can be made from any combination of fabrics. I make my purses from 100% cotton so they can be washed in the washing machine. All fabrics are pre-washed so they won’t shrink any more. The strap length can be short or long. I prefer long personally because I like to shop hands-free. The shoulder length strap is long enough to cross over my body so it doesn’t keep falling off my shoulder like some purses do. I can adjust the length according to the person’s preference, some women prefer the short handle and it is no problem to make it to their specifications.
The outside of this purse can have up to 4 pockets in 3 different sizes. The inside can have up to 4 pockets. I find that this purse “grows”, the fuller it gets, the bigger it gets. It is amazing how much it can hold. There is also a small version of this purse called the Fat Quarter Friend. It does not hold nearly as much but is a very cute purse. Here is a pic of one I made recently:
I also make a purse that I designed called Itty Bitty Purse. Here is a pic of one of these tiny guys. I use one of these all the time to hold my drivers license, credit cards, some cash, and my cell phone. If I am running a short errand I grab this instead of a big purse. If I am travelling I put the Itty Bitty Purse inside my big purse. That way I can leave the big purse in the car when I run in for a potty break or to shop somewhere. The strap is long enough to cross over my body so I can shop hands-free. And it is very light weight. I love it.
So there are the purses I currently have patterns for. I am open to using different patterns but I don’t do zippers, just so you know. My sewing machine does not have a zipper foot. Besides I don’t like to do zippers. Maybe someday I will advance to zippers, but not yet. For now it’s velcro, snaps, or magnetic closures.
New Purse Pics posted 1/01/09: