With cousin's wedding coming up, and I not having an acceptable purse for my stuff, there was the perfect excuse to get to the backlog of projects I'd been meaning to try. I've always been more of a bag-lady, so purses are of short-supply around here. And though I could have just asked Sak to carry around my camera, phone and wallet - what fun is that? Certainly none for him.
I found this intriguing tutorial: mairuru's origami drawstring bag, which makes a cute little bag (okay, not a purse - can we compromise and call it a wristlet?). The neat part about the bag is that it boasted three (!) pockets. I love pockets.
Digging through my fabric stash, I tried to find two colors that would best match the dress I was to wear. I settled on a floral pink and a dotted periwinkle:
Since the instructions I followed are already superbly clear and well-documented, I'm not going to do a step-by-step. But I encourage you to check out the above link, because it is a very simple (and quick) project with fantastic results!
See, all you need is a square to get started:
And within no time at all:
On the sides are two mini pockets.
And of course the main pocket in the middle.
So fun! And it worked nicely with the granny-dress (Sak's words) I wore to the wedding.
Team bag or team purse? What side are you on? Or I guess there's team backpack too. Team fanny-pack?