fabric purse tote

Pocket Purse


This bag was for a friend/client who wanted a lighter purse. She had one that was full of pockets, which she loved, but it was heavy even when it was empty- so she turned to me for some help.


And boy did she get a lot of pockets! There are three pockets on the outside and six pockets on the inside. Perfectly sized to hold cell phones (outside side pockets), tissues, notebook and pen as well as extras for all the other essentials. I even made her a little zippered pouch that she could keep her lip gloss and other small items she likes to transfer from bag to bag. I love how it looks with the fabric and I love how organized it all is. I’m even proud of myself for remembering to add a label to the zippered pouch. {I gotta get better at remembering to do that}

It was fun to take a new look at my old totes and see what I can do to change things up. I think I might have to make one for myself, to alternate with my OTHER new purse. A girl can never have too many bags, can she?

Photobucket Craft GoodiesI also linked up to Whatever goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts and We did it Wednesday at Sew Much Ado!

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  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    February 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I LOVE the zipper pouch! The pleating is beautiful. Great bag, Amy. Pockets are a must. My bag that I carry every day doesn't have enough of them. And no, a girl can never, ever have too many bags. I inherited this problem from my mother.

  • Misty
    February 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Love the bag…that material is too cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  • craftedbymama
    February 16, 2011 at 1:14 am

    cute bag! What a lucky friend. visiting from Sew Cute Tuesday

  • Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions
    February 16, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Very cute. Love the fabric. Come link up at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions.

  • Amy @ Increasingly Domestic
    February 16, 2011 at 5:12 am

    I love all the pockets in this bag! A place for everything. A woman can not have too many bags:)
    The fabrics you used are beautiful.

  • [email protected]
    February 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Very cool! I love that fabric. I'm always wanting more pockets on my bags, especially on the outside. Great job

  • Whitney
    February 17, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Too cute! I want one!! I just got a new purse {Nine West} for Valentine's Day from my Hubby but it only has one pocket! I'm seriously thinking of buying one of those purse inserts with all the pockets.

    I really love the fabric you chose! So cute. 🙂

  • Jamie
    February 18, 2011 at 4:03 am

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  • Jamie
    February 18, 2011 at 4:04 am

    What a cute purse. And I love the little owl. Please sure to stop by my site on Monday to add your purse to More The Merrier Monday's Link Party.

  • The Answer Is Chocolate
    February 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    This is so cool! I love the material and that owl is adorable. Thanks for linking up to my Open House!