Saturday, September 02, 2006
This is a great bike bag. it has wide, comfortable straps with zippered pockets in them, perfect for an ipod. the only change i made was to convert it to a top opening purse. originally it had only the front vertical zipper to get inside the purse. i could just see everything spilling out while digging around sideways looking for something. instead, i cut an extra back lining and sewed a seam across the bottom to keep stuff in the front pocket from sliding around inside the lining. much more functional with easy top access and a front exterior pocket.
Last year, i got an itch to make a bunch of purses that unfortunately didn't sell anywhere. i really like the felt purse as it is easy to make; no hemming. The 2 with the circles are inspired by jay mccarroll from project runway and the third with the flower is from a book entitled "Making Handbags"