Sewing a purse

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I've been thinking of sewing a purse so that it will be as I want, instead  
of what I might purchase.   I might want it about  16 wide and 18 deep with  
pockets on the inside front & back and smaller pockets on
the inner pockets to hold my phone and glasses. And I want a cloth loop on  
the inside to snap on my van keys to make then easy to get to.  It will  
probably be at least 4 weeks before I get a chance to make it and it is in  
the planning stage right now.  I want to have  a flat bottom about 3 inches  
wide and I'm also thinking about making one of those organizer things you  
can take out and put into another purse.   Does anyone have any suggestions  
to what else might be useful?
Thanks for any suggestions!  Barbara  



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I'd probably fall over carrying a purse that size.  Seriously, that's a big  
bag, and not very wide for the height and depth.  It would be able to hold about  
1.5 x the contents of a standard paper grocery bag.  

I'm also thinking the bag is going to want to flop over on a side every time  
you set it down, and it's also a lot of room for stuff to have to dig through  
when something is lost in the bottom of the bag.

FWIW, when I have to carry glasses with a handbag or computer bag, I prefer a  
case that attaches to the shoulder strap. They seem to be less likely to get  
squashed there.

And have you looked at some of the designs at http://lazygirldesigns.com ?  They're  
usually pretty well thought out.

Kay

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I'd probably fall over carrying a purse that size.  Seriously, that's a big
bag, and not very wide for the height and depth.  It would be able to hold  
about
1.5 x the contents of a standard paper grocery bag.

I'm also thinking the bag is going to want to flop over on a side every time
you set it down, and it's also a lot of room for stuff to have to dig  
through
when something is lost in the bottom of the bag.

FWIW, when I have to carry glasses with a handbag or computer bag, I prefer  
a
case that attaches to the shoulder strap. They seem to be less likely to get
squashed there.

And have you looked at some of the designs at http://lazygirldesigns.com ?  
They're
usually pretty well thought out.

Kay

Thanks Kay for the thoughtfulness!  About the size,   those I gave were just  
off the head and I hadn't really thought it all out.  I appreciate your  
input!  Yes I will check out lazygirl!
Thanks again!
Barbara  



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On 6/26/2015 1:58 PM, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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Barbara, I've made 4 lazy girl purses and the one I hope to start this  
week will be the Lazy Girl City Bag. They are very easy to do.
Juno

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On 6/26/2015 1:58 PM, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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Barbara, I've made 4 lazy girl purses and the one I hope to start this  
week will be the Lazy Girl City Bag. They are very easy to do.
Juno

Thanks for the input!
Barbara


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