I enjoy making these lined zipper pouches. I always wanted to make one and the universe provided me with a free online class from Craftsy. After making four of them I was wondering if I could alter the dimensions and make a purse. So here is my modified zipper pouch into a cross-hip purse.
I am itching to make it again with the bottom corners notched off for a nicer silhouette. My critical mind is saying it looks like pillow with straps. ("Really! shut that critical thinking off," I say to myself. Easier said than just about anything else in the universe, but enough said.)
Adding pockets was easy peasy. I put the strap on top between the two outer fabric pieces, and had it come out the hole in the lining. I had to unsew during part of the process because the strap was caught between the just sewed pieces, so next time I will be more careful of where the strap is during the whole sewing process. I love having fun with fabric. It is so cold here and both my girls came down with some bug that has irritated their respiratory system and there has been a lot of coughing. This bright fabric reminds me of spring and makes me smile.
I hope the warmth in your heart keeps your toes and fingers warm too.