A New Handbag

Linen Slouch purse 02, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

For the better part of the past decade, I've been using the same black leather purse. It's beginning to look pretty rough around the edges and a new handbag has been needed for a while! So I've been looking and looking at new ones and though found a couple I liked, I didn't like their pricetags! Then one day, while web browsing, I saw a wonderfull slouchy bag that I loved and thought I could make. I made a quick sketch of it. Today, using fabrics in my stash, I made a proto-type to check out the pattern I came up with. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out!

Linen Slouch purse 01
Originally, I was going to use a mushroom colored twill on the outside and the rosey linen on the inside, but as I was putting it together, I decided I liked the rosey linen out much better! That's why the tag is on the outside and not the inside!

Linen Slouch purse inside
On the inside, there is a pocket to hold my cell phone and a magnetic clasp.

I'm happy enough with this bag that I'll make another one in deeper tones for this fall and winter season with a few minor modifications such as making the handles slightly shorter and maybe a couple of extra pockets (maybe one with a zipper?) inside for keys and the other little odd bits that tend to get lost in the bottom!


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