Purple Purse Post

As you know, because I know you’re an avid reader, hanging on my every word, Dr. Stacey is a dear friend of mine in medical school. We were recently hanging out and I mentioned I had some electric purple yarn I wanted to get rid of somehow. Dr.Stacey liked it, and needed a bag for medical school, so tada! an idea was born.

Dr. Stacey requested two pockets, one for her phone and one for keys, and a bag big enough to hold a spiral notebook. I also had lots of odds and ends of purple yarn laying around, which I mixed with the electric purple to tone it down some. I crocheted the main part of the bag first in one long rectangle, which I would fold in half later to make the bag.

I also made the pockets as individual rectangles, and then sewed them onto the bag. This is them loose, but about where I attached them.

And like Martha Stewart, Viola!

The darker purple is not quite as blue in real life as it looks in the photo. There’s a little flap and a button on the top to close the bag. With the strap you have to be careful, because they will stretch. My sis-in-law, Lis, has requested one now, in black, white, and grey, and I’m going to use a belt from Goodwill as the strap on hers, so that the length can be controlled better. I still have more electric purple yarn, but it’s about half gone. I wonder what other wonderfulness I will create?


September 16, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Arts and Crafts.

One Comment

  1. Black Purse Post « My Attempts at Cleverness replied:

    […] sis-in-law was a huge fan of Dr. Stacey’s purple purse. Her birthday was in October, so I made this black and white version for her. She requested one […]

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