The Purse That Wasn’t

During my visit to Quilting Adventures, I picked up the cutest little purse pattern. The Ellie purse by Bunny’s Designs. They had the cutest sample sewn up, made with some great Japanese fabrics. I could not wait to sew up one for me.

As I was sewing the purse, I had an epiphany: the Ellie is designed for kids.

Don’t ask me why it took so long to figure this out. After all, I actually checked out an actual bag made with this pattern. Held it in my hands, turned it inside out. Duuuuuuuh.

(Luckily for me, Bunny’s Designs has a grown-up version — the Julia — which I now own.)

I made the not-my-purse with some of that fun Kawaii Asian fabric from Robert Kauffman. Just love the colors! I’m fairly certain I’ll make the big version for me with the same fabric.

Had I actually had the proper size of zipper on hand, I would have gotten the bag done in about an hour. Yep, it’s just that quick. Believe it or not, it’s basically all one piece. Just a cute little clamshell of a purse.

That little miss of mine has insisted on carrying it everywhere for the past week or so, and it’s stuffed full of her treasures. With any luck, I’ll be filling my own soon.