Purple cotton thread
Purple cotton fabric
Patterned cotton fabric
foam - filler for purple stripes up bag and padding in top portion of handles
hemp cord - 4 strands together provided filling for cording
4 small D-rings
These first two pictures are washed out. It is just too darn frustrating to take good pictures in winter, when it's snowing.
Here is a detail shot. It's the details that I really love about this purse. All seams are the purse are corded. This is the first time I applied cording to anything. Boy is that a frustrating process, quadrupled my time spent easily, but I definitely think it was worth it. The top purple trim was hand sewn both on the inside and outside with an invisible hem stitch.
The lining is the same color as the outside.
Here is a full length shot. The handles have foam padding around the top arc for comfort.
D-rings connect the stripes to the handles.
The boy was a big help when I went shopping for this fabric. I wanted to use a different purple and he suggested I use this one. He is getting to be such a useful helper.
I really love the way this bag turned out. Would I make another one? Most definitely, at least this time I would know just how much work would go into it. Definitely worth making it have all the details that I wanted it to. I am sure my sister will like it.