Monday, February 2, 2015


In my previous post (here), you can read about my purse issues and what led up to making a purse to test what I need for size and function.

 I have finished my 'test' purse, and it seems to function well.  Still not the prettiest purse, but that will come when I find the PERFECT purse to purchase.

The outside pocket works really well for the two main necessities in my life - chap stick and a cell phone.
Even though I rarely have cash on me, an inside zipper pocket will function when I do.
I made a small pouch to corral all of the little stuff that I do not need everyday.  It fits nicely in the bottom of the purse.
The purse ended up being 9" wide x 7' high x 2" deep, and holds all of this stuff with room to spare.  For aesthetic reasons, I probably should have inserted a 7" zipper instead of a 9" one, and then squared off the top corners of the purse.  Possibly that would have been too small an opening to function well, however.  Good thing I'm not going into purse production!
Now that I am sure of size and function, I'm ready to go out shopping again for that PERFECT purse.  I'm confident enough now that I may even raise my budget to get my forever purse!!

I'm joining the following:
Coastal Charm for Show and Share Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks


Tootsie said...

good luck

Art and Sand said...

I love purses with classic lines and prefer leather. When I was working, I liked to swap out my purses to match my outfits. My students, even the boys, would ask me what color my purse was each day. I still switch frequently.

Anyway, the reason behind the first paragraph is that I found many of my great purses at TJ Maxx. They are designer purses at a fraction of the price and they are "forever" designs. I don't mind spending more for something I know I will always have.

Jann Olson said...

Fun, and of course you had to have some plaid!!

Kim said...

I think you did a great job! I love the red plaid!! My favorite...

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

Finding the perfect purse is so hard! What an awesome idea to make yourself a tester and have a better idea of what you are looking for. I like your plaid lining, so cute. :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. :)

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