Last week was quite a week for errands! I had a few more to do on Friday afternoon, so I headed out to do them in the afternoon. One of my stops was JoAnn's (it's the only fabric store in the area, although our WalMart does still carry a good selection of fabric, which I've often found to be of better quality than what they sell at JoAnn's, but that's another post.) I decided to check out the special patterns in the quilting area, which include a lot of bag patterns. You know how I can't resist a good purse pattern, so when I spotted Juliet by Me and My Sister Designs, I knew I had to get it. It didn't hurt that I had a 40% off coupon, either!
The entire bag is cute, but I especially love the bow that is threaded through the handles on the upper edge of the purse. I have seen other patterns with a similar bow treatment.
This pattern doesn't require much fabric, so I'm sure I'll be able to find enough in my stash to make it. It calls for 1-1/4 yards for the exterior and handles, 3/4 yard for the cuff and pockets, and 1 yard for the lining and tie. I may need to add extra pockets to the inside because I love pockets, but I'll have to carefully read through the instructions first.
My motto: A girl can never have too many purses!