Samantha from At Home with Mrs H and awesome purse designer, has done it again!
This is her newest purse that she designed and I was lucky enough to test her pattern for her. I absolutely love the size and shape of it. Not too big, not too small. Just right for everyday use.
She created it for The Bag of the Month Club. She gives you all the details in her post.
(Just follow that link.)
I may or may not share with you the truth about the fabric I chose for this bag at the end of this post, but first let me show you a little about it.
When you lift the flap, there is a pocket on the front that is perfect for my cell phone.
I got my Handmade wooden label from Wholeport.
Inside the purse is a large slip pocket. I didn't sew down the middle to divide it because I wanted to carry my I-Pad Mini in there.
Here's the fun part. Besides the zipped pocket on the back, there are also two rings on the bottom and a "tube" at the top (It's kind of hard to see. Look right above the zipper.) where you can remove the strap and hook to create a backpack.
It's perfect, Samantha! Great job!
Okay, the fabric. I 'fessed up to Samantha so I might as well come clean to all of you, too. When I saw her pattern and went to pick out fabric, I knew I wanted something with navy and browns so I could carry this everyday and it would match well with jeans and sweaters.
Imagine my excitement when I found the perfect fabric in the colors I wanted and it even had "hearts" and "polka dots"! Then I want to the cutting counter and got the news. The lady ask me if I was a dog lover and I told her yes, even though I thought that was kind of a strange question. Oh well.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Those were not hearts and polka dots, they're paw prints!!
Too late, I'm already in love with the colors of the fabric.
It's a good thing that I really am a dog lover!