My life has been:
Traveling......out of state for Christmas......short nights........fun family times......traveling again......unexpected overnight w/friends due to snow drifts......finally home again........unpacking and putting away gifts.......company for New Years......4 days of flu like symptoms......un-decorating my house.......cleaning....FINALLY back to a schedule today!!
Today's project involves those same rag purses I was making before Christmas.....
first reversible purse I posted on here, but she was sure there was a way to add pockets and still keep it reversible......so I set to work figuring out how to do it in time to give one to her for Christmas.
I had been doing pockets like this:
Trouble is: these kind of pockets don't look right on the outside of a purse so you can't reverse it!
Here's a view of the purse reversed - showing the pockets on the back of it.... the striped material on the bottom 3 panels are the pockets.
For my first purse I made a rectangle top and bottom piece and the sides/bottom were rectangles as well:
Here's how I made the closure reversible:
I made a chain stitch flower to decorate the closure and attached it with velcro....the cool thing is that by adding a piece of velcro on each side of the closure strap you can remove the flower, reverse the purse, and add it to the to the other side of the strap --- making the strap reversible too!