Remember the post where I showed you my free motion stitching (FMS) practice a couple weeks back? Well, I had little purses in mind when I did that stitching. They're called Slider purses or Secret Pocket purses because the outside cover lifts up - slides up the handle - to reveal another little purse underneath - or inside - depending on how you want to look at it.
The outside and inside both have pockets...so there are three sections to this little gem when it's all said and done. They're small - about 6 or 7 inches square but each one requires about a yard of fabric to make.
I've put the directions Way away because they're SO hard for me to follow. I just don't do well with instructions. This particular pattern is the worst I've ever used. I simply do the next step in totally blind faith that it will turn into a purse at the end. I've made at least 10 of these in the last few years and that pattern still gets me every time.
But, it's such a cool idea and produces a very useful little bag. Perfect if you travel because it's difficult to lose your passport or money or ticket for the next leg of your flight...etc. And it's small, so it can hang around your neck necklace style...or around your shoulder messenger style.
Every time I make one, I either give it away or sell it and this time is no exception. These three (I'll show you the next two in my next post) are gifts for friends here in Colombia. I sure do wish I'd make one for myself...but I can't stand the thought of all those measurements and bad instructions. At least for a few more months. Then maybe I'll pull it out again. Cuz I plan on doing a lot of traveling in the next couple years.
Create Your Life,
Linking to Pink Saturday...since this is SO pink!