Purses are my very favorite thing.
Some girls may be into shoes or makeup,
but I am definitely a bag girl.
I have happily passed this obsession onto my own girls.
Each Easter I am sure to include a new little purse in their baskets.
This year I decided to make them each one myself,
using Made By Rae's Buttercup Bag as my pattern.
Wanting to work with something different, I picked up two
TJ Maxx 99¢ reusable shopping bags!
I love the pattern;
it seems reminiscent of Lilly Pulitzer
(though decidedly more affordable!)
Working with this sort of fabric was surprisingly easy.
It is thinner than oil cloth, but has a similar texture.
I was even able to re-use the straps from the shopping bag
as the lining of the purse handle.
I had enough bag fabric left over, that I was able to cut out flowers and
layer them to form a flower pin embellishment (scrapbooking brad as the center).
Re-purposing these bags opens up a whole world of possibilities.
I can't wait to find more colors and patterns to work with!
The girls will be so excited when they see what the Easter Bunny brings them!