Simple purse that makes a great gift!
My sister made a purse for my birthday similar to this. She said she just visually deconstructed it and made her own pattern. This was my first attempt and it was pretty successful.
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I started with drawing my own pattern. I used a Braum's paper sack for my pattern. I folded a large piece in half and sketched out the shape I wanted. After cutting out my pattern I cut out two pieces in the patterned fabric and two pieces in the muslin for the lining. I also measured how long the strap needed to be and cut one long rectangular piece.
To get to this step I layered to begin sewing. I started by placing the patterned pieces together with wrong side facing out. I then layer the two pieces of muslin on the outside of those. The muslin had its right side facing out. So the stack of fabric went like this: muslin,pattern,pattern, muslin. I then pinned the sides together and began sewing. I started at the top right hand corner and followed the U leaving the top open. Once sewn I pulled out the pins and turned the purse inside out. This would leave the patterned fabric facing out. I wanted to have a slight pleat along the top of the bag so I pinned two pleats on either side of the bag. Then I pinned the bias tape along the top exposed edge.
Sorry about the bad pic. Here the pinning is done. I then sewed along the tape securing it and the top of the bag in place. I then stopped and sewed the strap. I did this in typical fashion. I sewed along the bottom and long edge with the wrong side facing out then proceeded to turn it out. I ironed it flat and then pinned it to the inside of the bag making sure the edges were smooth. I then sewed the straps in by making a box with the stitching to give it strength.