I am constantly tweaking one thing or another on the patchwork projects, handbags and clutches I make.

I just finished making the custom order purse for my insurance agent just like the purse I made for my mom for Mother’s Day.

This one also measures 12 inches wide by 8 inches tall, but my agent requested the inside pockets be zipper pockets to keep little things more secure. I think I have found another addiction!

I used this tutorial as a guide to walk me through the steps for the first zipper installation. It was actually pretty easy, and provides great results.

These purses were a little difficult to part with, so I decided I needed a new summer purse for myself, using more fabrics from this Poppy collection.

And of course, I had to add a zipper pocket inside of my new purse too.

It’s fun to experiment with different fabrics, but it’s also fun to tweak ideas and add more cool features like this.

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Related posts:

A Purse for My Mom

Clutch Experiment – Part 2

Clutch Experiment

New Fabrics Make Me Happy

Thank you for the feedback on my patchwork arrangement poll! I still haven’t decided which one to do, but I will definitely show you the final project. I’m looking forward to seeing what Sew,Mama,Sew has in store for us this week.

When I decided to join in the Bronte-Along, I remembered to have another look at Melissa Averinos’ first fabric collection, Sugar Snap. For some reason, I didn’t buy any of these fabrics when they initially came out. Why, I don’t know. Probably just trying to cut back on fabric purchases.

I decided some fat quarters were a must-have! I already had inspiration in mind, something from this book.

I also didn’t buy any of Laura Gunn‘s Poppy collection when that collection first came out. But I loved the look of them too. Very painterly and artsy.

I already have them cut up, pieced back together, and ready for final assembly as part of my ongoing clutch experiment.

Having these colorful fabrics on my sewing table makes me happy. They are ready to be cut up, rearranged, and patched into something useful and fun. Can’t wait to show you the finished patchwork. Anyone have any current patchwork projects you’re excited about?