Wallet purse

Hi, Everybody. Look what I’ve been doing! Sewing!
Last summer while vacationing at the New Jersey beaches I bought a small wallet type purse with a long handle so that it can be slung over the head and shoulder. I love this type of purse because I can shop hands free, not worrying about putting my purse down.
I have lots of rose fabric because I was on a jag a few years ago and bought every rose fabric I saw. I’m glad I did because now I have lots of pretty rose fabrics to work with.
This is really easy to assemble. The only part that is barely challenging is the zipper pouch. Last year I saw a tutorial on a blog about how to put a zipper in a pouch with a lining. You make a zipper sandwich, but it’s easy to mess up and I messed up on one of these purses and had to rip it out. The other pocket doesn’t have a zipper so that’s easy but the hardest part is putting on that darn double wide bias tape. It always looks so easy. I saw a tutorial last week (?) and I thought, ‘oh, that’s easy’. Well, yes, it is but it’s not easy getting the stitching on both sides even and with the stitching nice and even also. Doesn’t happen. Not for me anyway.
Anyway, I wanted to show what condition the little purse is in that I bought last summer. This shows how much I use it.
I made one purse like this one and then I altered the pattern so that it is longer and has larger pockets so that my phone will fit in them.
Look at the condition of this bag. I wore it out completely. The edges are even frayed.
Then I did a black one. I’m using this one now.
Pink zipper because I didn’t have black but I still like it.
I made another rose one and another black one. These should last me all year, changing them out before they get into the condition the original one was in.
Blessings all. Linda
Krafty Kat
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  1. this is really cool, what a great idea and so beautifully made.

  2. Those are cute! I like the paisley fabric! We would love for you to link this up at Fancy This Fridays! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/fancy-this-fridays-edition-7.html

  3. I love your wallet, and yes it is very convenient to have your hands free. Thanks for your nice comments!

  4. Those are super cute! Great job!! And thanks so much for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party! Always nice to see a new face! :)

  5. Lovely! They will be so useful! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  6. I love these- they're the perect size! That pink zipper looks great! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

  7. How cute. I love your color choices, I have a hard time sewing bias tape and making it look nice you did a great job.

  8. lovely purse! I especially love the fabrics you chose!

    thanks for linking up at our crafty saturday party! can't wait to see what you have for next week!



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