I used an ultra firm fusible stabilizer on the purse body and décor-bond (firm) on the lining. I didn’t much like my experience w/the ultra firm stabilizer though…but I got ‘er done!
There’s a deep pocket on one side and a more shallow one on the other. These, like the inside pockets can be customized to your needs (the possibilities are endless) but I’m quite fond of them just the way they are.
And then, there’s the inside! This purse doesn’t look all that big from the outside…so I was pleasantly surprised w/how roomy it really is inside! I threw a few of my things inside for the pic, but could’ve added a lot more!
The strap is what pulls the wooden handles together to close the purse. It can be doubled to wear as a shoulder purse or used as a long single strap and worn cross body (if made long enough). I made this one 56″ long so it definitely can be worn cross body. Therefore, I’m calling it the 2-Way Purse!
Here is my sis modeling it both ways.
And then…I made another one! This one is mine! I love wood and liked the idea of seeing more of the wooden handles, so I changed the loops that holds them. I’m calling this one a 3-Way purse because it can also be used as a large clutch! I didn’t want to fuss w/the ultra firm stabilizer so I used décor-bond (firm) for both lining and purse body. I also used the same fabric for the lining but did something different on the pockets. And speaking of pockets, I inadvertently lined both the pocket fronts and backings w/décor-bond. but didn’t realize it until it was too late…so my pockets are a little stiff. =)
Here it is before I got the wooden handles
Here’s a pic of the inside pockets.
And here I am modeling the 3-Ways to carry it!
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