This was my first try at making a handbag. It’s reversible and the brown ribbon serves as a closure. I love how the top flares out slightly, though I think the next time I will try to make one a little more (isosceles) trapezoid-al in shape. Yes, I looked that up.
I love the size of this bag (6″h x 7″w). It is just big enough to hold a small sketch book, wallet, change pouch, sunglasses, keys, and chapstick/lipstick etc. What is really nice is that I could make a whole bunch of variations using that neutral color on one side, and some of the louder prints in my stash on the other side. One fat quarter of printed fabric (with heavy interfacing) will do the trick, and I have plenty of those lying around. I plan to give this one away, but I will make myself something similar using this print.
The fabric used in this bag was purchased at my favorite local fabric store on their home decor remnant table. And that kangaroo duo and the monkey-with-a-monkey-on-his-back? Those are fingerpuppets that Grammy picked up for me the little guy on a recent trip to New York City. They were handmade in either Peru or Bolivia. I can’t remember which country, but I love them.