Last year I made this purse
It was cute and certainly a learning experience! But it lived a long spring and summer and is starting to show it’s age. Which lead to the time consuming task of deciding on a pattern and fabrics for new purse. I had been eyeing the exterior fabric for awhile and though this would be an excellent time to utilize it. It’s a heavy linen, so you can see the weave, and the oatmeal is a nice background to the green. The pattern is similar to the polka dot purse I started… but have yet to finish.
It’s not intended to be reversible, but turning it inside out was the best way to get a photograph. The pockets are from two different fabrics from my stash (which is getting out of control with my new addiction to quilting). And as per usual I put in a couple slips to keep pens from getting lost in the bottom.
As you can see the bag is on the slouchy side and I’m ok with that. It is the perfect size to carry a book or two and possibly some fabric that I might buy over lunch… But I found myself wondering if it would be better to sew a seam at each corner to make it a little more boxy. The photos below show the way it is now and how it might look with the added seams. Any thoughts?