Type of item: Accessory
Style: Holiday, Classic, Victorian / Steampunk, Traditional
Plum microsuede exterior, plum cotton batik lining, velcro, iron on stabilizer, bronze key fob and magnetic snaps. Wool penny medallions.
What was your inspiration?
I am inspired by Lois--a friend who travels all over the world. She said one of her biggest concerns is where to hide extra money, cards, and her passport. I built he a great travel tote with a hidden pocket in the side seam of the lining. One tiny button inside indicates the hidden pocket.
So here's a great plum purse idea--featuring a mystery pocket. Hope you like it.
What are you most proud of?
I like the asymetrical look of the flaps with wool penny medallions used to conceal snaps and pockets. A little pouch inside holds cards and folded money.
The hidden pouch has sewn-in velcro on the back, and its matching velcro strip inside the flap pocket holds everything in place. More velcro on the front tab, too.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Try sewing some hidden spots in your gear,clothing, or purses. I'd love to hear back from you.