Sunday, January 10, 2016

Blossom Shoulder Bag

I made this. It's the Blossom Handbag/Shoulder Bag from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags, but the pattern for this particular bag is available for free at Sew Mama Sew. I made the "shoulder bag" variation, which basically means it has longer straps. (Is shoulder bag even a term? I mean, why have a purse if you can't wear it on your shoulder? Who wants to hold it all day?)

It's a bit big for my taste, since all I carry in a purse is my phone, wallet, and keys. These days I don't actually use one, because I don't have a convenient place to put it at work, and I realized it's much easier to just keep my phone and wallet in my pockets. In the past year or so, I can think of two times I used one - once to sneak candy and drinks into a theater, and once when it was really cold and I wanted a place to keep my hat and gloves while I was in Walmart. But I really, really liked this bag, and honestly, it can hold a LOT of candy and drinks.