Purse from Simplicity Pattern 8028

December 12, 2016


I wanted to make a purse I could use  everyday and I already had this pattern in my stash.  

I used Simplicity Pattern 8028 Clutch, Wristlet and Purse in Two Sizes.  I cut view C for the purse. 


Fabric: I used some leather-like metallic gold fabricoff-white snake skin vinyl, and some blue multicolored african inspired print for the lining.  


Notions: Items on the instructions including a taupe zipper, taupe thread, clear thread, magnetic snap, and a gold purse chain up cycled from one of my Grandmother's old purses, and of course, a Mystery Maracuja tag.  


How did it look compared to the pattern?  It matched up very well. 


Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. 


Likes? It was not a complicated project. I enjoyed making this and it helped me understand more about basic handbag construction. 


Dislikes? This is a small purse for me! I am having trouble minimizing what I put in it so that it can actually fold down and snap closed. I've had to downsize.  I like that it is light and cute.


Pattern changes?  I used a metal chain instead of making a strap out from the matching fabric. I also skipped the D rings and connected the chain directly, but I am going to get/make some so the loop does not rip.


Will I sew this again?  Maybe.


Would I recommend this to others?  Yes. If you like the type of purse.














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