Thursday, January 08, 2009

New Purse

Hi all!  Happy New Years!!  I hope that you have all had a wonderful holiday season and a great new years.  I had a wicked cold over the entire holiday break so I pretty much spent the whole time on the couch.  Oh well!  Worse things can happen LOL!

I saw a purse pattern in a magazine that a friend was getting rid of and I really liked it!  It is from Australian Country Threads:  Patchwork, Vol 4, No 11.  Or the pattern can be found here at Magic Patch Quilting.  The bag pattern is under patterns then other and it is called the carpet bag.

I have a ton of these solid handles that I pull off of used purses and have stashed away.  It's so much nicer to buy a second-hand purse for $0.25 or a $1.00 and re-use the handles instead of paying $13-$20 for them!  Anyways, I really liked how this purse was puffy and neat looking and thought that it would look good in batiks.  I really like the way that it turned out; and, it gave me an  excuse to use one of the almost 20 pairs of different sized handles I have. You could easily make this pattern wider just by decreasing the size of the pleats.  

I think another purse might be in order for tomorrow perhaps :)