I promised yesterday I would have something neat to show you! I finished up a handmade purse for my 7-year old niece (it’s her b-day next month) just last night. Oh, it is sooo cute! I’m really proud of it and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.
Basically I just knit a large rectangular shape using a stockinette stitch and then the moss stitch for the pattern on the front. I cut a piece of fabric 1/3 larger than my knit piece and machine sewed it on. Then I just hand sewed the sides up using a blanket stitch. I made a fabric flower and sewed some buttons on to embellish it and then just sewed two pieces of satin ribbon on the inside for the handle and tied the ends in a bow. I used Fray Check for the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.
Please pardon the poor photos. It’s been dark and rainy here so I had to take pics in my bathroom.
I really can’t wait to give it to her! She’s sweet and girly, but has really been blossoming in her creativity, so I think she will like it.
It’s also reversible! It looks cute both ways.
Thanks for letting me share. I hope you are having a great Friday so far. Have a lovely weekend!