Grab and Go Bag #2

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I was able to correct some of the shortcomings of the first bag and I added a secure pocket for my cellphone. I was planning to make a pattern this time, but I made so many alterations and decisions as I put this together that I couldn't. Maybe someday... What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to experiment to get what you want. Now that it's done, I'm wondering why I used lining fabric for the card pockets. It would have been so much nicer if I'd just stuck to the main fabric in that location.

What you will need

  • Upholstery fabric
  • cotton fabric
  • iron-on interfacing
  • magnetic snaps
  • zipper.

Q&A with K Lee 2Strings

gmhnQuilts asked:
This came out great! I wish I could make something so detailed without a pattern
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thank you! So glad you like it. Over more than 60 years of sewing one learns a lot of construction tricks.
Love it! All features; Practical, Light weight, pretty and all these compartments. Naturally, has to be made by mom. lol
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thanks, daughter. Practical & light weight are the exact reasons I made it. The weight of a regular purse hanging on my shoulder for very long can really make my arthritis to act up.
DeGramma asked:
Really adorable little purse, love it! Great idea using upholstery fabric.
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thanks you. If I'm not quilting my bags I always use upholstery fabric. It's so much sturdier more durable and only needs a light interfacing to maintain its shape.
patz in suffolk asked:
Very "dressy" - it would take you anywhere!
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thank you. I found this ancient package of vintage buttons to cover at a yard sale many years ago and finally used one. it did add a dressy touch. :-)
Damsel asked:
Very nice!
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thank you! I've been enjoying it so much.