Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Purse

My beloved old purse (which my Mom brought me from Peru) has died.  The strap came loose, and even after I restitched it, other seams in the bottom started to go.  So it was time to make a new one.

This is the interior pocket

This is the external pocket

 I also had an old back pack that fell apart about the same time.  So a took the zippers, straps, and buckles from that to add to my purse. The fabric all came from my fabric bin.  I didn't really like the drawstring closure on the original purse, so I put a zipper in the new one, and made the front pocket bigger.  The bottom is made from vinyl so I don't have to worry so much about where I set it down--I can just wipe if off.
And here is the finished purse. 

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