Today I have another handmade Christmas gift to show you. I was so happy to be making Christmas presents because it meant that I could get out all of my crafty books and look through the fun patterns. I haven't made something with a pattern in a while. I've been trying to come up with my own original craft designs so much lately that my pretty books have been neglected.
I decided to make my Aunt this felt purse from Aranzi Cute stuff. I love felt and sewing purses so this seemed like the perfect project to try.
I changed it up a little bit by appliqueing a flower with a button center on the pocket instead of the patterns they had in the book. This is me we're talking about afterall. ;-)
This was a really simple bag to make. I like that it's made out of felt so I didn't have to worry about a lining or anything. Isn't felt the best??
I will definitely be making myself one when I have time. I'm thinking about trying to make the straps a little bit longer on the next one. These are fine for this size bag but I don't really think it's meant to be an over the shoulder kind of bag. I think this one makes a great everyday purse or bag to hold books or crafts.