Added Apr 16, 2010
I measured out what I needed to carry, found some fabric laying around that I loved, and an antique button from my great-great-grandma’s button jar. I made a long rectangle shape, with a triangular flap measured in. I added an inside pocket to hold the phone and keys. The outside is a polyester blend, and the inside is a black denim. I couldn’t find anything suitable for the strap, but remembered the tutorial on braiding fabric for a halter shirt/dress/what-have-you and wanted to try that. The strap is very comfortable and stays on the shoulder very nicely this way. I liked the way the strap looked tied together so I found a way to make the tassel a part of the design. I may put beads on that later. I broke the sewing machine needle early on, so about 90 percent of this purse is hand sewn. It was simple and it is functional.
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