Sunday, October 28, 2012

My New Purse

Recently my quilt guild (Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild) brought in two great teachers, Pamela Day and Roseanne Lauter of Purses by Design to teach a one-day class.  They were great teachers, and here is the purse that I made that day. 

Front of purse

For my outside fabric I chose a beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabric which I had been hoarding for quite a while.  I absolutely love this fabric.  It is a nice, medium-size purse.

Back of purse

Here is the back of the purse.  I placed the pattern very carefully to get this nice paisley print in the center.

Inside of front flap and magnetic closure.

This photo shows the inside fabric, which you'll see closer in the next photos.  It also shows the nice magnetic snap that holds the purse closed.

Inside pocket.

The pattern called for a pocket inside, so I followed the pattern for that.

Additional cell phone pocket.

But I also added another pocket.  I measured around my phone and made the second pocket just exactly to fit that.  Slightly shorter than the phone so it sticks out the top of the pocket, and just wide enough.  It turned out perfectly.

Feet on the bottom of my purse.

Look!  There are even feet on the bottom!  Very professional, don't you think!?!

I have bought and carried so many Vera Bradley bags in the past (quite a few) years.  I love her purses and I love her fabrics.  I've often been asked if I made my purse when I'm carrying a Vera Bradley.  Now at last, I can say, "Yes, I made my purse!"


  1. Good job! Perfect to go shopping with me!

  2. Lovely work. VERY professional. I think people are going to be asking you, "where did you buy that!" :)