Since it didn't come with a matching napkin, I used some gingham material I had purchased for bows on my Christmas presents! I also added some vintage lace that I had on hand (picked up from a thrift store), and a few buttons from my button stash.
I added a pocket (actually two in one) inside:
One last photo of the purse all filled up with my daughters "treasures:"
at this link. I didn't follow it exactly, but it's a good tutorial to base your purse on. This tutorial doesn't use the matching napkin -- Country Woman used it for the pocket inside, the straps, and closure.
I'm going to keep my eyes open for pretty place-mats (that would look good as purses and have matching napkins) -- maybe after the season clearance would be a good time to stock up on them!
Just for fun I'm linking to
- Free Bag Patterns
- Free Sewing Patterns for Bags, Purses and Totes
- Some interesting purses from the Tip Junkie