My mother made my niece's Easter dress and when I saw that she had leftover fabric, I offered to make a purse.
You can't really see here but it's a pretty shade of lavender. The dress is made from crepe backed satin and overlayed with organza.
Nothing you'll ever see me do.
I used Pink Penguin's Puffy Purse tutorial again. I also alternated my fabric pieces by adding a layer of organza over every other strip.
I also used a metal measuring tape (cut to size) in the top closure of the bag. I was surprised at how well it worked, and I found the info for this at Freebies for Crafters.
Here's another evening bag using Orla Kiely tea towels. I liked the turquoise color and it matches a pair of capri pants that I own.
It looks a little boxy in this picture.
A patch pocket inside, and a magnetic snap closure.
The hard bottom.
Chlorox loves the new purse and is perhaps envisioning herself out on the town with it.
So I'll leave it at that. The Oscars are on and I'm trying to stay awake for the whole thing!