I've been wanting a new purse, and of course I figured I should just make my own.
My issue is that I wanted something large enough to hold my wallet, phone, small notebooks, coupon organizer, and a book or my Nook.
I wasn't actually shopping for fabric for this purse. But when I saw the blue ikat, I thought it would make a cool purse. The lining is a contrasting yellow damask print.
My sister shared this tutorial with me recently. It was my starting point for the purse, but I decided to add the little (fake) wooden rings and I didn't make an external pocket. I also created gussets on the bottom so it would be wide enough for all my crap.
I love this purse, and now I want to go out shopping just so I have an excuse to use it!