A Purse for Mom

My  mom asked me to make her a funky purse for Mother’s Day. She wanted a purse to carry for summer, something modern.

She liked the size of the purse I made for myself a couple months ago (see below), but she didn’t want skull and crossbones fabric. Imagine that!

She liked the fabrics I bought from the Poppy collection, and she ended up choosing the stripes for the outside with a solid green for the lining.  Neither of us are big purse carriers. This design measures 12 inches wide by 8 inches tall, which is proving to be just perfect for my needs. The darts I put in the bottom corners give it just the right amount of space on the inside.

Since turquoise is supposedly the color for 2010, I thought the coordinated turquoise piping and zipper would be a nice way to tie this one together.

My mom’s version needed a little flair, so I scattered a few gems on the front side. I just know she is going to love it! (fingers crossed)

After meeting with our insurance agent a couple days ago, we started talking about sewing. I showed her my mom’s bag, and she ended up ordering one too. Boy, what a thrill!

Happy Mother’s Day to Mom and all your moms too!

13 comments

  • Very Nice, your Mom’s going to love it.

  • I’m sure your Mom will like that purse. Cute fabric, piping detail and gems. Plus, a custom order!! Beautiful!

  • That’s a great purse for your Mom! Love the added gemstones and how exciting that you made a sale!

  • Your Mum is going to love the purse – it is gorgeous. The gems are the perfect finishing touch.

  • Very nice purse and love the colors. Great for summer. Thankyou for the mothers day greeting, its been a pretty good day today.

  • Hello Terri, I am sure your Mum/Mom is going to love your gift. I do think though skull and cross bones would keep the thieves away!!! Just add a fake tattoo to go with it. Seriously she will love it and the gems add the special touch. Thanks for the book reviews in the previous post. Sometimes you see a book and think it is going to be great with lots of info etc but it turns out to be something you wouldn’t bother with. Happy reading. Hope the family is spoiling you today.
    Bev.xoxo

  • That’s adorable! Congratulations on the unexpected order:)

  • I’m sure she’ll love it! You do such a good job with those handbags! I’m always amazed at how perfect your piping is… super cute Terri!

  • That is such a gorgeous bag for your lovely mama! I am loving the fabrics and the bag design lots! I am sure she is going to love it lots! Yipee to a new custom order! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

  • Hi Terri! It is so fun to watch the evolution of your bag designs – this one is so current and professional! Makes me wish I could do without my tote-sized bags!!

    P.S.
    did not mean that all your bags are not current etc.! O.K., gotta go get my foot surgically removed from my mouth-AGAIN!

  • So pretty! I bet your mom loved it. I think turquoise is always the color of the year; it’s one of my favs! 😉

  • Homemade gifts are the best. My mom is smitten with her handmade Mother’s Day gift and I’m sure your mom will be too!

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