Picnics, parades, fireworks…that’s how most folks spend their Independence Day. Me…I sew.
But today, I sewed for myself. That counts for relaxation and recreation, right?
With our trip coming up, I’ve been thinking about making a purse to bring with me that’s small enough to comfortably carry around all day, but big enough to hold everything that I just can’t do without. Plus I wanted something trendy and summery.
May I introduce…”The Tourister!”
I am SO happy with how this bag came out! It doesn’t always work out that my first attempt at a new design comes out exactly as I planned. I usually have a tweak or two that I want to make the ‘next time.’ Not so with this purse; I’m as pleased as can be with it!
There is one thing I’ll do differently next time, and the only reason I didn’t do it this time is that I couldn’t find the right hardware; I’ll probably have to order it. Anyway, what I would like to do is make the strap so that it’s adjustable. I designed the purse to be worn cross body, so the strap is just a smidgen too long to be worn as a shoulder bag. If it were adjustable, it could be worn either way.