I did it! Not only did I design my own purse and draw it out, I actually sewed it all together and finished it and it worked! (happy dance).
It was actually finished a few months ago and I've been using it constantly since then so I consider it a success. Its a little wonky, but that's OK; it's functional and that's the most important part.
So now for a deluge of photos during construction.
|Interfacing added to reinforce card pockets|
|Card pockets folded and sewn, |
zippered coin section starting to come together
|Purse interior - complete|
|Purse exterior - cut and pieced|
|Purse reinforcing / stabiliser - cardboard cut to size|
|Purse complete (except for a button closure which I haven't photographed)|