Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lazy Girl purse revisited

Hello Friends,
   Awhile back I made myself a purse using this Lazy Girl pattern.  Read post here.

   Well, I like it but felt it needed a couple of changes so I had to tinker a bit with it.
I decided the optional curved bottom was indeed nicer.

The pattern has just an open pocket in the back.  I hardly put anything in there since it doesn't seem too secure--I can picture things falling out when I lay the bag down.  I decided a zippered pocket was in order.

OK, changed up the inside.  Pattern had you sewing elastic directly to the top of the pocket.  I decided that making a casing looks much nicer.  Pattern has you attaching the strap by sandwiching it between the bag and front flap.  As you can see, some of the raw edges didn't get caught up inside the topstitching. In my new bag, I attached the strap early in the process and inclosed the raw edges within the bag--no chance of raw edges hanging out.  Again, I turned the flap at a seam and did not cut a turning hole in the flap as the pattern said--who wants a whipstitched slash in the flap anyways!


This bag is a Christmas gift for a friend.  Hope she likes it.


  1. Fabulous Rumi! Isn't bag designing fun? Make it how you want it! I love to design bags for people. Love those fabrics you used too! She'll love it!


  2. Oh...what a fun bag and I like your changes. It is so nice that you were able to fix it to your own liking. Your friend will love it too.

  3. Love your version.  The rounded bottom is much better and love the zipper and elastic gathering.  Great fabrics.  Who wouldn't love it!

  4. Love how you have made the pattern your own! Such a practical sized bag.

  5. Rumi this looks great, love the curved bottom and the zippered back pocket is a great idea.
    I would have trouble following the pattern let alone adapting it for myself.

  6. Great work Rumi. I think you really have improved on the original. I think the black does suit the harsher corner but the rounded corner is better is the soft brown.

    Sorry I've not been in Blogland -flu and then a mad catch up with life.

  7. Great changes. I think you should be a designer like Stephanie.