It’s a purse just big enough for the essentials – wallet, keys, and cell phone. Which will be wonderful for going out without the kids, or for tucking inside of a diaper bag.
I found the purse frame on Etsy and followed the directions found on U-handbag. Lisa’s directions are wonderful and I can hardly wait until her book comes out this fall. (Which is a shame, because I was hoping to drop enough hints to get it for my birthday in July.)
To add the gathers to the purse, I cut out the outer fabric with an extra 6 inches in width. I then gathered it and basted it on the interfacing before assembling the rest of the purse as per instructions.
The purse definitely isn’t perfect (I am not the neatest with glue) and the shape could still use some tweaking, but I’m still thrilled to death with it. Especially because it is the perfect place to display my broach. 🙂