Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Adventures in Crocheting a Purse

I found the cutest pattern a few weeks ago on Pinterest (if you have not been to Pinterest yet, check it out...... awesome!)  The pattern can be found on Ravelry (another awesome site).  Anyways, I usually just stick with afghans and hats, easy to make and not hard to screw up.  The first thing I thought of when I saw this purse was my older sister.  She got me turned on to purses and this is just something I could see her using.  The main body of the purse turned out great (well it is a little smaller than the pattern called for.....whoops).  It was when I decided to add the handles that it didn't turn out too well.  I'm not sure if I underestimated the size of the handles I would need (I don't think so), but I think I needed to make the purse bigger in general and possibly rework the opening and handles.  Also I didn't realize that I put one of the handles on backwards until I got it all sewed on :(  I think this will be a chalk it up to experience piece.  I have a few of those!

1 comment:

Karen said...

You have always been so creative but you got some madd skills. I am in awe of you. Beautiful.