Friday, 5 September 2014

More Pretty Purses

September is a busy birthday month in our family - second only to December which has even more! 
I've made more zip purses as gifts as they are always useful.  Earlier in the summer I made cut off denim shorts from some jeans I had "outgrown" for donating to the Greyhound Rescue Wales charity shop where I volunteer and I didn't want to waste the "legs" so used some for my purses. 

Have to admit the stretch denim was not at all liked by my sewing machine but making sure the stretch was across the purse and not top to bottom worked a bit better.  Love the ladybird braid I ordered on Etsy as while ago and this ladybird stripe fabric I've had for years and years was just perfect for the lining.

I don't have a smartphone but have made my purses to fit them.  They are also the right size for pocket digital cameras.  I've a smaller purse that fits my phone and I clip it to the inside of my handbag so that I can grab my phone quickly without emptying everything out onto the floor to find it at the bottom.


  1. Love these purses. Good idea to keep phone in a pocket like this as mine is never where I can find it on the rare occasion that it rings!!

  2. The purses are so pretty and useful too! I have never sewn in a zip and would love to be able to do so. I love all the things that you make Ann. I am your No.1 fan!!! x

  3. No, no that's me her No. 1 fan!!!!!!!!! I am like you i use old jeans for linings fir bags or pockets in bags, such a shame to throw the pieces away.... I love the idea of the ribbons on the purses.

  4. Wow Ann is there no end to you talent ....these are so useful and very pretty & stylish
    Hugs Susie x


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