Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New bag

I've wanted a new purse since about August.  Today I 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 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.


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very cute Kris - I love the fabric! Enjoy your new bag and Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheryl said...

Love that purse and the fabric you used!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Allie said...

That is so cute, I really like the style, and the fabric you've chosen, well done! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Fabulous! Looks great Kris! Awesome job. Happy Thanksgiving!