Friday, June 10, 2011

Bow Purse

     I love white. I really love white purses. Every summer I either buy or make one, and usually by the end of the summer, they are so grungy not even bleach can help them. I realize its not the most practical color, and I don't care. I love white purses. I've had my eye out for one this summer, but as usual, everything in the store just looked....blah or expensive. Thankfully, an unknown stranger provided me with some inspiration. I was walking out of restaurant and she was walking out as well...with a purse just the shape and style that caught my attention. "Lady", I thought to myself, "your purse and I could be good friends". I can't remember anything but the pleats...and that's what I used as my starting point to create my own summer purse.

     Sorry, no tutorial on this one. I'd be happy to make one if there is sufficient interest though. The outside is made with white linen, and the inside is a happy yellow polka dot. Perfect fabrics for a summer purse. I put in four pockets to keep my stuff tidy.

      The bow just kind of happened to find its way to the front. I think it just makes it perfect! I do love me some bows and ruffles.

      I might be slightly obsessed with yellow these days...and turquoise...mixed with a lot of white of course. I'm sure you can't tell by the look of my blog or anything. They just speak summer to me.

      Well, I could continue rambling about how much I love my purse...and I love that its white...but I think you get the point. =) So where do you get your creative inspiration from? Stores? Magazines? Your head? Random people walking out of restaurants?

linking to:
Freckled Laundry
Simple Home Life
Be Different Act Normal
Tatertots and Jello
Lolly Jane
Boogieboard Cottage
Between Naps on the Porch
Homemaker on a Dime


  1. Your purse came together so well. I love how the bow matches the lining. You added some great pockets, too. Well done.

  2. This purse is so cute! I love the polka dot fabric!!

  3. Super cute! Where did you get the pattern? Or did you design it?

  4. Super cute! Embellishing my purses is now on my long craft to-do list!! :)

    p.s. your "about me" sounds like a version of myself!!! check out my blog if you get a chance... :)

  5. So cute! I just made a bow purse recently (actually two). I love yours. Especially the compartments. Great job!

  6. Super cute! I have yet to attempt a purse but would love to someday! Thanks for stopping by my site!

  7. Love it! I'm going through a yellow phase too. Great bag... lucky you!

  8. It is so cute! I love yellow during the summer.

  9. Love this! The white and yellow are PERFECT! Would Love to know how you made it! Love the shape too~!
    Jumped over here from someday crafts! :)


  10. Hey I featured this on my blog tonight! Come grab a button :)

  11. Super cute purse! Thank's again for linking to Sew Woodsy last week! Keep on linking great projects!

  12. I would love a tutorial!! sooo cute!!