I haven’t bought a purse in years. Whenever I feel like I want a new one, I just make one. I’ve tried several patterns over the years, but always come back to the Lindie bag. It was the first one I ever made, and to this day is the one best suited for me.
It’s small enough that my family doesn’t feel the need to put all of their stuff in it but big enough to hold my stuff along with a single diaper for short trips out when I don’t need the full-on diaper bag I made.
So if you have even a little sewing experience (the tutorial is very well-photographed and clearly explained) and need a new purse, I highly recommend the Lindie!
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LOL! “The only purse I don’t hate!” 🙂 I had more than 40 purses and handbags until I had a yard sale 2 years ago. Now I’m probably down to 20 or so. Still a bit extreme, don’t ya think!! I never change my bag out any more though. I use my Kavu backpack every single day. I’m convinced I’m going to have to design my own bag to get exactly what I want. Who designs these “mom” bags? It can’t be real moms or they’d be more practical!! : )
40?!! I can’t even imagine that! Even 20 is beyond my comprehension. But then, you’ve seen my closet lol. Right now I have 2, and one will go in the yard sale tomorrow and to Goodwill if no one buys it. It’s cute (a crocheted hobo bag), but impractical – it stretches in weird places and since it’s crocheted, my keys poke out and pens and pencils fall out the holes. I’m glad to have another Lindie bag.
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