My sister requested a Vera Bradley Mailbag-style bag with a minor sizing modification. We picked out this gorgeous Amy Butler fabric from her Soul Blossoms line, in a home dec weight. I made the pattern up myself.
The bag features a boxed bottom and a flap with a handy zipper pocket. I think it finished around 9"x11".
Adjustable straps made with hardware from another bag because I can never seem to find them when I go shopping. Any recommendations for online purse hardware?
Under the flap is a full zipper top, because I hate when purses have that little opening at the sides - it's the perfect hole for lipstick and change to slip through.
Tricky flap zipper. Found a tutorial somewhere, but the website is escaping me now.
I made a matching key fob just because. Attached the straps on the outside, nothing fancy but hopefully sturdy.
The flap closes with a magnetic snap to the front of the bag.
Not pictured are two inside pockets, you'll have to take my word for it.
My sister loves her new purse and is using it, which tells me she really does like it. I forgot to take a picture of her wearing it when she stopped through town this weekend on her way to spring break, but it looks very cute on her too :)