I've wanted a new purse since about August. Today I decided...today I am going to sew one. I found this new pattern a couple of weeks ago (first time I have been to a quilting store in months). It is called Paula's Slouchy Sack. Great directions, easy to follow, a nice big bag like I like for hauling my coupon clutch, wallet, and such...not to mention Buddy's DS occassionally.
I haven't worked with elastic much. I ran into Walmart to grab some the other night and all they had was the woven, which was a mistake. I couldn't get it snaked into that tight spot. I had some smaller, so I used that for now...next time I make it to Joann's I will replace it with a wider version for that more puckered look.
That zipper pocket on the front is pretty fabulous, too. This is the "medium" bag. I think it is perfect. There are also measurements for a large bag, that is mostly just longer. This bag called for 1 y for the outer bag and less than a yard for the lining, which is exactly what I had in my stash of this pretty fabric by Windham fabrics. I do like fatter handles, so I add 1 more inch of fabric to them (which when folded the way the directions call for ended up being a 1/2 inch wider). The only thing I would change next time, I would sew in a key fob on the inside, I like those. That was an after thought though.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family.