My mother in law really liked a purse that I made for my niece and has now requested that I make her a ‘fall’ purse. I’m a little stymied because this is the first request I’ve ever taken, so I’m having a hard time narrowing down which pattern I’d like to use. I know that I want to make a felted purse, and I know that I’ll have multiple colors (brown, ivory, coral and green). The pattern doesn’t have to be perfect, because I feel fairly comfortable making minor modifications to patterns.
Anyways, I was wondering if people could give me their opinions on any of these bags? Have you made any of them and have they been comfortable to use and carry? Any suggestions of other purses are very welcome as well.
At the moment I am leaning towards the French Market Bag because my MIL liked my niece’s Lopi Tote, and they are somewhat similar in shape. However, the French Market Bag could probably be carried over the shoulder.
Anyways, patterns I was thinking of:
Lopi Tote - I think this is very cute, but the small handles might make it annoying to carry.
French Market Bag- I think I would need to make this a little deeper? I think it’s really cute but I worry it would come open all the time. Also, I might need to make the straps a little longer?
Two Measures of Joy Bag- I would use a different motif instead of the music theme
Squatty Sidekick- I think this one is also super cute, but I might need to make it a little bigger?