Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Making Something for Me

I like to craft and create things but I often end up creating things for other people. I've been wanting to make myself a purse but haven't taken the time. I've been sewing but the three Jenny Purses I made were given away as gifts. Today I decided to make something for myself. I want a bag that I can take to the park this summer. It has to hold the essentials like my wallet, keys, cell phone, sunglasses but be light weight. So I created this. I don't know if you call it a sling bag or pouch bag but can be worn across the chest or over the shoulder. I plan on field testing it tomorrow. Our local park just opened today and Nature Girl is dying to go.
I stuffed quite a bit into the purse for the photo. It fit a cell phone, cordless phone, tennis ball, measuring tape and sunglasses with a little room to spare. Why would I stuff those items into my purse . . . because they were on my counter! Why else?

Here's a shot of the inside. It has a pocket for my cell phone and a ring to attach my keys to, since I hate it when my keys fall to the bottom of my purse and I have to dig for them. It's hard to see in the photos but there is also a deep pocket on the front of the purse. I think it could use a little embellishing on the front pocket but otherwise I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Not bad considering I made the pattern myself. This is just the kind of bag I envisioned for the owl on the yellow fabric. Nature Girl has already asked me to make it for her. Maybe tomorrow, because today was about making something for me!


susan said...

oh this is the perfect sized purse. i like to have a smallish one for taking to the flea market. just enough to hold the essentials. i like that there is a pocket for the cell and one on the outside. i too hate digging or my keys, so that is a great solution. cant wait for a tute!!

Karin said...

It's good to make something just for yourself, sometimes! The purse looks great!

Pieces said...

Ooh, I love the bag! I need one like that for summer activities--cell phone, camera, keys, credit card. It looks perfect.

Pattie said...

That's VERY cute! And I'm with Karin: yay for you, for making something for yourself!

Melissa Goodsell said...

How cute is that!! Such a sweet and perfect size too.