Pick-A-Pocket Purse

Sewing has been more and more of a passion for me lately. Don’t get me wrong, I love my knitting. But sewing is a different beast. I like the fact that it is all consuming. With knitting, I can still veg in front of my favorite shows on TV. With sewing you are forced to be in your studio, but yourself, focusing only on the project at hand. My mind doesn’t seem to wonder much and I find my focus relaxing. The Pick-A-Pocket purse was a sewing goal I had this year. Something with pockets and interfacing. The project proved a good starter one. So, I started sewing on Cinco de Mayo and had my margarita in tow, of course.

Then I had to have a second margarita and I didn’t think that having a second and operating heavy machinery was a good idea, so I waited until Friday to finish it up. I love the picture below. I love the anticipation before flipping your project right side out!


A super easy project. It is a good size, I’d say a small to medium size bag. I can fit my camera with the zoom lens just snug.

I plan on making this my Summer knitting project bag. The colors match the needle case my Mother made me perfectly.

If you sew this project- please come back and post your links. I’d love to see what others do with it. On a side note, I also made a cover for the nook inside this weekend. I’ll be posting that later this week!

Happy Sewing!


7 thoughts on “Pick-A-Pocket Purse

  1. May 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Oh, it is just lovely! What a great job you did! I have a bib and burp rag in the same fabric, which is a fabric I love. I do wish I could get the hang of sewing, but my brain just won’t wrap around it!

  2. penelope10
    May 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Wow! Really nice job! I love bags.

  3. May 10, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Lovely fabric; nice job. It’s the perfect size, too.

  4. jo
    May 10, 2011 at 3:36 am

    The bag is wonderful. You are right, sewing is all consuming, and before you know it, it’s nearly 12 midnight, and you are still going. It works the grey matter in a different way. I find it incredibly challenging and enjoyable. Well done on your latest creation.

  5. May 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    That looks amazing!! Great job!

  6. May 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    This is lovely! I need to get better acquainted with my sewing machine…

  7. MJ
    May 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Ok, I remember the first time you posted this, and i wanted to make it. Yours looks so lovely!! Are you positive it’s easy, even for a novice like me? I will try it, I will!!

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