Sunday, January 29, 2012

Animal Print Purse Finished

I finished my new purse.  I saw a purse similar to this that I liked, but it was too small, so I made my own version,  with a few modifications.   I used a black and tan animal print upholstery fabric and a textured black vinyl.  It's approximately 10-1/2" tall and 11-1/2" wide with a 3" bottom and side.  This is a good size for me & I like this shape.  I used a magnetic snap for the closure.

For the lining, I used a polka dot home decor fabric I found in my sewing closet. I like to add a little pop by using interesting fabric for the lining.   I added a small zippered pocket.

I put a pocket on the front for my cell phone and keys.

And one on the back to hold papers.

I made the strap from the black vinyl.

Side view.

Cost: Animal print fabric $4.00 yd; vinyl $6.00 yd (used 1/2 yd); small piece for lining leftover from another project; zipper $1.00; snap $1.00 & thread.

TOTAL:  approximately $10.00


  1. Your purse looks wonderful, I really like the lining too.