Saturday, August 21, 2010
Small Zipper Purse
My daughter has been telling me I have made a bag for everyone but her. And she is right. I've made bags for her friends, my friends, myself, my extended family and my extended family's family. I even made tote bags for my boys to carry their treasures in. But I still hadn't made one for her. So for her birthday I surprised her with her very own hand made bag. She had already picked out the fabrics but she didn't know I was going to make the bag so soon for her. She was still under the impression she wouldn't get one till she was 30.
The bag she requested had to have a zipper closer and had to be small, but not too small. It took me a while to find a pattern that fit her wants and looked nice. That is probably why I dragged my feet so long on making her bag. Then this week the thought hit me to look on Etsy for a pattern. I figured there should be some pretty bags on there made by individuals, instead of big companies, that would fit what I was looking for. Sure enough I found the pattern for this bag. The bag is very cute, but the pattern had a few hard spots that left me wanting to rip my hair out, which is odd for me because I have never had any trouble reading patterns before. Needless to say, what should have taken 3 hours turned into a 9 hour project. But the end result was worth it. My daughter loves it and she has already put all her things in it and taken it to school. So the bag is a success.