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!