Sunday, December 27, 2009

Purse Party!

This year for Christmas gifts I made all the women in my immediate family new purses using this free pattern. I love this pattern, because the purses are a good size to carry more than just a wallet. This makes them the perfect size for moms, lovers of electronic devices, or just your average woman who likes to always be prepared. Oddly enough my entire family falls into these categories. It has a large interior pocket, sturdy strap, and a magnetic snap to keep everything in place.

I included a back shot of this purse since this fabric had so much variation to it. This bag was made for my sister in-law. I really loved this print. It has a graphic feel to it to make it seem modern, yet the black and white give it a simple elegance. This should be a bag that can go with your staple black dress or a Northface fleece. Perfect for a hardworking Mom on the go.

This bag I actually made for myself. I fell in love with the fabrics and couldn't resist.

This one was made for my brother-in-law's girlfriend. The colors and pattern really compliment her spunky personality.

This one was made for my sister. She loves purple. So I think these fabrics were a perfect fit. I also liked how the fabric pattern reminded me of henna tattoos. My sister and her husband love tattoos so I felt it gave the bag an edge while keeping it fairly elegant.

This one was made for my mother. I love the white berries/ buds on the branches.

This last one was made for my mother-in-law. The cranberry red is her favorite color so it should go with most of her wardrobe.

You can't replicate the joy of a homemade gift. Here I am with my mother-in-law. She is sporting her new Phoebe bag, while I model my hand knitted satchel and hat that she made for me. We had a Purse Party for Christmas!


  1. Her sister LOVES her purse and has gotten many comments on it already!! The quality is top notch and I love how it looks so delicate yet is quite sturdy. The pocket inside is just right!! I am thrilled!!

  2. So glad to hear that BA. Enjoy!

  3. Wow, what gorgeous bags! I've made 2 of the Phoebe bags too and I'm so happy with how they turned out.

  4. Love all the purses you made especially the cranberry colored one.

  5. Thanks Umma!
    As soon as my studio is up an running again I will be making a purse for a Give-A-Way as well as making a bunch for sale in my Etsy shop. So stay tuned. :)


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