16 October 2014

A Small Purse (what??)

I need a small purse. Just to hold my phone, some cash, some cards. This has never happened before. I love, love, love my giant TARDIS-like purses. It is very important that I carry everything I could possibly need with me at all times. But I will soon be traveling to a theme park, and I just really needed something for just my valuables (everything else will be left in the stroller). And I don't have anything small because I love my big purse and I'm not some sporty sorority girl on her way to the gym with just her keys, her phone, and her student ID. (In my head these are the only people who need tiny tiny purses.)

So I searched around on Etsy and Amazon, and of course I found things that would work okay, but weren't exactly what I wanted and/or weren't in my price range. So of course, I was like, "I'll just make one!" But like, all of the sudden. With almost no plan. Because that is how I roll.

I followed this tutorial (VERY helpful for figuring out the intricacies of layering for the double zippers). And of course, as I sat in my craft room and thought, "Hmm...what kind of color scheme or design should I pick?" the only thing my brain came up with was "SHERLOCK."

I used my leftover skirt fabric, some maroon for the lining, and yellow zippers and ribbon (because of the smiley face). It's perfect and I love it. Big enough to hold everything but not unwieldy. It can clip onto my belt loop (preferred), or onto the adjustable strap I made for it (plan B for my belt-loop-less low rise maternity pants [no I'm not pregnant -- low rise maternity pants are comfy and stylish]).

And although I wasn't actually trying, because trying seemed like a giant hassle that probably wouldn't work right anyway, the pattern actually does match pretty nicely on the front! Woot!

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