Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Hot off the sewing machine, here is my latest creation. And I think I'll keep it for myself :). I've been having so much fun mixing up fabrics for my purse organizers, that I decided to mix it up on a new summer purse.

For those of you unfamiliar with this purse design, it has three "pockets", 2 zippered and the middle pocket divided into 4 vertical compartments. The middle pocket is open, but the compartments are snug enough to hold on to my cell phone and sunglasses even if my purse falls over. I've come to prefer this design for my everyday purse because it can handle a long (or short) strap. Alas, my shoulder can't take a short strap for very long :( .

For you do-it-yourselfers out there, this is the "Belt It Out" pattern (see http://www.sweetbriarstudio.etsy.com/ ), medium size. I cut strips of fabric about 1-1/2" wide and the length of the main bag pattern piece. I stitched them together lengthwise and cut out the final piece from that. I only did this to the front and back pieces. The other pieces are one piece of fabric but all are bright and colorful.

So there's my latest fun...and it has my name written all over it!


3rdEyeMuse said...

I'm so glad that Kate featured you today - your bags are delightful!

Christie said...

Thanks so much, Muse! I appreciate it :).