5- Introducing Garden of Life

By April 10, 2008General

Alli Miles has designed one of THE most amazing flower sets I have ever had the opportunity to work with and I am SO excited to be able to carry it within out Papertrey line! 

One of my favorite images from the set is Alli’s version of a chrysanthemum (referred to as "mum" for the remainder of this post!).  I love, LOVE, love the detail.  It could take on several different styles depending on how you used it, whether it be trendy, classic or vintage.  It can be left alone as an outline image or colored in to add detail.  The choice is yours!  I have a really fun project to share with you today, but be sure to stop by Alli’s blog as well because she has even more to share with you! 

Today’s project integrates two of my favorite hobbies.  You already know that I love to stamp.  But the second pass time is not something I have ever really talked about on here very much and that is sewing.  I love to make Hannah dresses among dozens of other things.  My mother did a lot of sewing when I was growing up and I also enjoyed honing my skills while particpating in 4H.  Paula, an older woman in our small town, allowed girls to come to her home once a week for sewing lessons.  Oh, I just LOVED it!  One of the things that she taught me to make was a very simple, no pattern purse.  I have made it dozens and dozens of times, mostly for gifts. 

With sewing becoming so popular in paper crafting, I thought I would challenge you to take your stitching knowledge a step further and integrate fabric.  Sewing on fabric uses basically the same technique as paper, and if you can sew in a basic straight line, YOU can make this purse!  Really!  Form start to finish it will only take about an hour!  (This post will seem a little lengthy, but I just wanted to make sure I was thorough in my instructions!)

Don’t forget, you can click on any of the photos for a larger image!


sewing machine & thread (even the Janome Sew-Mini will work!)

iron & ironing board


1 yard fabric




To make the basic purse, you or course need fabric.  I picked up basic muslin for just under a dollar a yard.  When doing any sewing project you want to wash & dry the fabric, then press it smooth with a steam iron.  By doing this simple step first, you will be able to throw your completed purse in the washing machine in the future with no worries!  Cut two rectangles of fabric measuring 12.5 x 18 inches.   Set aside  one for later and lay out the other one in front of you, nice and flat.  I got out one of Papertrey’s new April colors, Summer Sunrise, and  stamped  the mum repeatedly all over the fabric.


I then stamped the mum again, only using  the other April color, Lemon Tart.  (More details about both the new colors tomorrow!)  One of the benefits of our Palette Hybrid Ink Pads, is that they are permanent on fabric and their vibrancy on that type of medium is just amazing!


To fill in some of the empty spaces, I followed up with a small leaf image using Landscape Palette ink.  I stamped some of them in pairs and some singular.  Just mix it up and have fun!



My fabric was now complete!  With the fabric only being 12.5 x 18, it’s not much bigger than 12×12 cardstock, so it’s like creating a One Sheet Wonder, just in a more permanent form!


1. To begin creating the purse, you want to fold the rectangle in half, right sides together.


2. Next, you want to sew a simple straight seam up each side of the rectangle, forming a big "pocket"!


3. With your iron, press the side seams you just created "open".  This will help your finished seams to be nice and crisp (similar to scoring cardstock!).   


You want to create a pointed corner of your purse when you press the seam.  After pressing both side seams, the pocket you created in step 2 would look more like this from the side.



4. Next, you want to stitch across the corner you just pressed.  You want to do this about 2 inches from the point.  Again, a very easy straight stitch! 


After performing step 4 to both corners, the bottom of your purse is beginning to take shape.  It will look like this.


5. Press your corner seams inward, so that both corners are pointing towards each other.


6. You want to repeat steps 1-5 with the second rectangle you set aside earlier, creating the lining for your purse.  The only thing you will do differently is to leave an opening towards the middle of one of the side seams.  The opening will be necessary later on in the process.



You will end up with two inside out purses, one outer & one lining.



Cut two pieces of Summer Sunrise Grosgrain Ribbon 15 inches long.


8. Beginning with the plain muslin lining, turn it right side out and press all the seams.  Pin the ribbon in place for handles.  Be sure that at least 1 inch of ribbon extends above the top edge of the purse.  You will pin one handle on each side.



9. Insert the lining into the outer purse (the outer purse still being inside out). I have rolled back the edge of the purse just slightly to demonstrate which sides should be together.  When inserting it, be sure that the side seams line up!


10. Stitch a simple straight seam around the top of the purse.  You want to start at a side seam and go all the way around, ending where you started.  You will be stitching all three layers together.  The outer purse, the handles & the lining.



11. Next, you want to pull the lining out from the outer purse and find the opening you left in it’s side seam.

12. Simply pull the purse back out through this opening, which will turn it right side out.  You will notice that the lining & outer purse are all now one big piece!

13. Fold the lining down into the outer purse and press all of your seams so they are nice and crisp.  Do a few little whipstiches by hand with a needle & thread to close up the opening in the lining’s side seam.


14. As one final finishing touch, I like to add a topstitch around the top edge of the purse.  It makes it look more finished and it helps to maintain a crisp edge.





Of course I had to make a little matching card!  I cut the mum out and raised it on a foam dimensional within a simple square focal point.  I think it looks really classy to have both items match perfectly!


STAMPS- Polka Dot Basics & Garden of Life from Papertrey Ink

INK- Summer Sunrise, Lemon tart & Landscape Palette inks

PAPER- Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart & Stamper’s Select White

OTHER- Summer Sunrise Grosgrain Ribbon


Sooooooo, this little purse is PERFECT for spring and one of YOU will win it!  Just comment on this post before noon EST, Monday, April 14th.  All you need to do is tell me all about your favorite purse and you will have a chance to win!  Good luck!


Taylor has a little sneak peek of Papertrey’s April release as well!  Stop by and visit her today to see what she’s been up to!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 558 Comments

  • 1
    ElizabethB says:

    Not only am i going to have to sew this purse a.s.a.p. but I am totally, 100% in LOVE with the new colors (and the names). AWESOME!!

  • 2

    Awesome project. Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚


  • 3
    Sara says:

    AWESOME job with the new colors, love them! I have seen my Friends Mother make purses out of placemats, they are wonderful! I also love this (idea, very clever).

  • 4
    Debbie says:

    oooooohhhhhh… nice. I love any purses with pockets for organization

  • 5
    Gacker says:

    I LOOOOVE this!! My wish list for next order is already so long but I want the new Mum set and all the new colors! Nichole – you make it look so simple to make this purse that I’ll have to try it myself! Thanks!

  • 6
    Lee says:

    My favorite purse right now is a fairly small plain leather bag that I got at Maryland Sheep and Wool last year. It has a nice long shoulder strap, and the leather is as soft as butter.

  • 7
    Kelly Gipson says:

    My favorite purse has lots of pockets and places to stash goodies. It has a built-in cell phone holder, a key chain that hooks to the inside of the purse, and several inner pockets that zip. I just love purses! Yours is fantastic. I think I will have to try to make one.

  • 8
    Christine says:

    This is a great purse. I love the mums and the colors are great. A wonderful accessory for summer! I’m definitely going to make this one. A good purse, in my opinion, has good organization but roomy enough to carry not only my things but the kids as well.

  • 9
    kim3timemom says:

    Oh I love the purse and I LOVE the mum stamp! Beautiful. My favorite purse is a purse I made a few years ago…I stopped using it recently because I just had too much stuff in it..it is a smaller purse. I just got a pattern for a new patchwork purse..so cute. I can’t wait to start it..and this one I’ll put pockets on the inside so that I can be more organized. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • 10
    laurlynn says:

    My favorite purse was a simple black one with zipper closure and two medium length straps. It was from Target for $7.99 and it lasted forever! Love your purse.

  • 11
    Isabel says:

    This looks like so much fun to make. I will have to try it with my little one. My favorite purse right now is an aqua and brown one that is made out of some funky fabric. The best part is that is has four pockets to keep me organized. Or least that is the plan:) I can’t wait to see all of the new goodies this month. Counting the days:)

  • 12
    Diane S. says:

    What a gorgeous purse. I never thought of stamping on one. You are so clever. Like my favorite purse, this one is big enough to carry all the necessities without being bulky.

  • 13
    Alexa says:

    My favorite purse is one I worked very hard to purchase with my own money when I was 17 or 18 years old. I babysat and saved my pennies to buy. Even though it is almost 20 years later, I still love that purse! Beautiful stamp set. Can’t wait to purchase it! Alexa

  • 14
    Terri Trotter Earley says:

    That cute purse just screams spring.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 15
    Lisa Rogers says:

    What a super cute purse! I love the colors – very summery. I too love to make purses, but it’s been forever and a day since I’ve made one (more like 2 years), I think it’s time to get back at it.

  • 16
    Ann Lind says:

    I love the new colors and what a cute but simple purse. The new mum stamp is a must have. I can’t wait to be able to order the new colors and choose some of the new stamps. I have made a several bags and have some cotton on hand and I can’t wait to try one of these. TFS Ann

  • 17
    Becky says:

    I just bought a great new purse at Eddie Bauer for 1/2 off! Love a sale! It is big enough for me to stash all of my personal stuff… plus, a diaper, some wipes, lots of kid snacks and a few emergency suckers for the times when Mommy has to look at EVERYTHING in the craft stores.

  • 18
    Mindy says:

    My favorite purse? I really like the one I have had for a few years that I bought at Kohl’s. The leather has held up great and it is just the right size.

  • 19
    Paula Laird says:

    That mum is gorgeous! And I am sooo gonna make a purse soon! My favorite purse is a vintage cherry red patent leather purse. It makes everything look good!

  • 20

    Oh my gosh, this is wonderful. I don’t have a favorite purse I am actually looking for a new one!!!

  • 21
    ScrapNStampinMama says:

    My Favorite Purse right now is my Dooney & Bourke Barrel Bag. Withe 3 kids its the perfect size to hold all my essentials PLUS Kid back up(a Snack,etc)LoL and It even has popsicles on it for the SUMMERY look!!!

    I am LOVING these new colors!!! Nichole yoru doing an AMAZING job picking colors!! Ca’nt wait to see what teh PP looks like!!!


  • 22
    jewels says:

    My wonderful husband HATES shopping for me, espicially if it is for girly things. One year at christmas time he really hit the mark…he bought me a pewter color Guess purse that was a medium size bag looked like gator pattern on it and was adorned with lots of rhinestones….name brand and full of sparklies!!! I was in love!!

  • 23
    LorrieJane says:

    A lot of women have a shoe obsession. I have a thing for purses. I have made this same basic design before. I think I’ll try it again using some stamping this time. Great idea.

  • 24
    Robbin Clements says:

    I love the new colors…they defintely look like spring!! I am going to have to make the purse…it is sooooo cute! My favorite purse is a black purse with lots of pockets and a hook for my keys!

  • 25
    Molly B says:

    The new colors are delish! My favorite purse is black leather, with silver rings that attach the nice long leather handles. It is the perfect size and worn in just right. I’m so excited for the next few days, can’t wait to see all the new stuff. -Molly B

  • 26
    Lynn says:

    I got my favorite purse on the clearance rack for $7.50! It is brown corduroy and has a applique flower. I have never had so many compliments on a purse and did I mention it was only $7.50!!!

  • 27
    Cindy B says:

    Your purse reminded me of a simple quilted purse I made in a quilting class years ago! Right now, my favorite is a black purse with brown trim which goes with all of my winter clothes. Soon, I’ll start using my classic woven straw “bucket style” purse for spring.

  • 28
    peggy lee says:

    This project is absolutely adorable. I love the new colors too! Don’t have a favorite purse, but if I had one like this, it certainly would be!! I have several plain canvas totes that I use as grocery bags that need a springy make-over with these colors and this flower…

  • 29
    Heather J. says:

    Great purse and instructions! My favorite purse is the one I bought for our wedding day. It matched my dress perfectly and I loved the detail on it. I still have it! Heather

  • 30
    Marge says:

    What an easy, darling summer purse idea! I love it!!! My favorite purse is one just large enough to hold the necessities, usually leather, and enough pockets to organize things for easy retrieval. I usually MUST have a pocket for my keys on the front; but yours is so adoable & summery, I’d be happy just the way it is!

  • 31
    Kimberly says:

    Love the colors! Love the new set!


  • 32
    Sheila A says:

    Wow Nicole, the purse you made is so awesome. My favorite purse is a little small coach purse. I call it my “party” purse, cuz I can only put a few things in it!!!

  • 33
    Cindy Vernon says:

    Love, love love this project and the new stamp set looks awesome.

  • 34
    cassie says:

    I really like this flower! And that tree on Taylor’s blog too! My favorite purse is anything smaller than a diaper bag and prettier than a diaper bag! No, seriously, red is one of my favorite colors. I don’t wear it a lot but I have this yummy, scrunchy, red purse that just makes me smile!!

  • 35
    Sonya says:

    Very sweet project. It inspires me to sew…which is a miracle.

    My favorite purse is the purse I currently carry. Its a black messenger bag with a really long strap, a compartment for everything I deem necessary and a little hook for my keys so I never have to dig.

    Can’t wait for the 15th!

  • 36
    mommaladystamper says:

    This purse and set is fantastic. It is a must have, and I love the colors you have chosen for this month.

    My favorite purse is the one my Brother got me for Christmas when I worked for him, just before we were moving. It is a j a m made by jana feifer. It is brown suade with pink leather on it and it has my initial of “a” on it. It is very big so I can carry everything in it, and this purse will last forever. It was a gift from his heart and that is why it is so special to me.

  • 37
    Tammy Barbe says:

    I love that purse. It makes me wish I could sew. Unfortunately, that is not one of my talents. My favorite purses are the Vera Bradley totes and your purse is very similar and quite a bit cheaper πŸ™‚

  • 38
    Josiane says:

    I didn’t know you can stamp on fabric with Palette inks. Wow! Very cute project!

    My favorite purse is my most recent purchase – small black leather purse since I wear more black than brown (the color of my regular purse before this one).


  • 39
    Andrea says:

    Sweeet! Love it Nichole. My fave purse is a teal and brown plaid one from Old Navy, it goes with everything, and it’s just the right size to pack along a diaper and extra wipes too πŸ™‚

  • 40
    Ana says:

    OMGosh!! Awesome project. I love the new colors too. Can’t wait till the 15th!

  • 41
    Lisa says:

    That is too adorable!!! I love having a purse big enough for a diaper bag/purse. I have to take it all with me – it’s much more convenient to have it all in one

  • 42
    young c-m says:

    I think this purse could be my favorite! My favorite purse was a hand me down from my mom. Love vintage stuff!

  • 43
    Brandy Poirier says:

    Oh wow,I wnt to break out my sewing machine, thanks for the sneak peep, Brandy

  • 44
    Dotty says:

    Well if this isn’t just the cutest purse, I LOVE it!!! Can’t wait to try it. My fav purse is a soft leather bag in a celery shade of green that has great pockets for just about everything!!

  • 45
    Vanessa K. says:

    My husband actually bought my favorite purse for me. It is a red bucket purse. Knowing that he picked it out and bought it all by himself means the most to me.

  • 46
    Vanessa K. says:

    My husband actually bought my favorite purse for me. It is a red bucket purse. Knowing that he picked it out and bought it all by himself means the most to me.

  • 47
    Suzy says:

    Wonderful directions and purse!

    My fav purse is a big brown one with buckles on the outside. It has the perfect handles that make it easy to hold by hand and to throw over my shoulder. And with 4 kids not having my bag be a burden is such a blessing! It holds everything from my phone and ipod, papers, extra diapers and wipes, and a bunch of odds and ends!

  • 48
    Debbie Olson says:

    Nichole, I’m not trying to sign up for the drawing–just needed to say that this purse and card ensemble are fabulous–you never cease to amaze me!

  • 49
    Lisa Stenz says:

    Oh this is just too cute. I think I am going to have to try one.

    My current favorite purse is a leather backpack-type purse that I recently got. I have two little kiddos and I always seem to be carrying my youngest, so carrying a purse on my shoulder is almost impossible these days. I can’t wait until I am able to let her walk beside me so I can actually carry a “real” purse again! LOL!

  • 50
    Riza Almanza says:

    I don’t really have a favorite purse but I would really like to have this purse. I don’t think I’ve owned any fabric purse other than my school backpacks. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  • 51
    Angela Smith says:

    I LOVE that purse! It is SO cute! One of my favorite purses I ever had was a Pink Prada purse. It came with a lock and a key so that I could actually LOCK the purse. My hubby has a nasty habit of getting into my purse and taking all the money (if there is any!) out of my wallet! This prevented him from doing it!

  • 52
    Beth says:

    This is awesome! I hope to find time in the near future to give this a try! My favorite purse was purchased when I (reluctantly) attended a direct sale “purse party.” Money was tight but I felt obligated to make a purchase so I chose the least expensive bag that I could live with the design. I chose a tropical print embellished with seed beads. That was 3-years-ago and do you know that is the best made purse I ever purchased. It looks great and not a single bead has fallen off (I’m a mother of small children so my belongs take a beating)! Thanks for this awesome opportunity! Can’t wait for the next peak!

  • 53
    denidill says:

    My favorite purse is one that is called “THE SACK” or “THE SAC”. I bought it at a store in Canada called Winners. This purse holds a TON of stuff, but still looks neat and not too bulky. It is a warm, neutral, tan color, so it goes with everything. I remember hestitating when I bought it, but it was the best 40$ I ever spent for a purse!

  • 54
    Granna on the Go says:

    I have been thinking of sewing lately and this could be the catalyst to get me going. I love the simplicity with solid construction. Your colors are so wonderful for summer and the mum is perfect. I am certain that this set will be a classic. My favorite purse is a Brighton leather organizer with a couple of pockets. I have all of my wallet/purse at my fingertips. Love the mums and leaves of this set.

  • 55
    Sheri Watts says:

    Honestly Nichole! When I think I have seen it all , that goes out the window when I read your blog. This is the cutest purse and idea! *** my favorite purse is a Dooney and Burke white backpack style purse that has fun metal embellishments that spell Dooney and Burke sewn on it that are in bright fun colors. Not to mention each purse was a limited edition and has it’s own number sewn on the back pocket. I love this purse because it kept my children distracted at the store and helped them learn their letters. It was like a learning tool for them.

  • 56
    Wendy H says:

    My favorite purse is a little black one that has dark and light pink geometric square lines by Tommy Hilfinger. It’s cute and fun to wear. I can’t wait for the release to see all the new sets :).

  • 57
    Jo Goodman says:

    Gorgeous!! My favorite purse is a simple brown leather square shaped purse I picked up for practically nothing at a consignment shop in Suffolk England!

  • 58
    Kathy Grimsdale says:

    My favorite purse was one that I had sewn. It was a pattern by Amy Butler, and used her fabric (which I LOVE). Unfortunately, I loved it so much that I wore it out.

  • 59

    My favorite purse is a pink picture purse from AMM. I absolutely love it and get a compliment on it everytime I am at a store…literally. I have 2 little kids and there are 3 slots so I have my little girl in one and then I trade out the middle spot with either a stamped image for the season or with patterned paper and the the third spot is for my little boy! The purse you made is adorable and I think I might have to try it. My Grandma is a beautiful seamstress and my Mom is too….then there is me that just refused to learn anything but the basics, but I did get the Janome Sew Mini in December and love to sew on my cards. I think I may have to try making a purse for my little girl…..she loves purses. I wonder if I could even so a long pocket and put 3 slots in it like my purse has to put those luggage tags in it with pictures….I’ll have to see what I can come up with. I love a challenge!

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Alicia Weiman

  • 60
    care-in says:

    This is gorgeous Nichole! I used to sew in the summers with a mom of one of my former students and we made a few purses like this. You can even make them bigger and give as diaper bags. My 4 year old loves purses, anything she can fill up with random stuff from around the house!

  • 61
    Sonseeahray says:

    Oh my goodness, does a backpack count? well my favorite purse happens to be a very slim backpack that holds pretty much everything and is not bulky….love it! Anxiously waiting the new stuff.

  • 62
    Jana M says:

    Dang, Nichole, you are amazing! I love this! My oldest daughter was reading with me and she wants to make one for her teacher as a gift.

    My favorite purse is one from memory purse. I have layouts of my kids on it. Everyone loves it.

  • 63

    Your purse is my new favorite! LOVE it!

  • 64
    kelly says:

    Am I dense? I love this mum stamp and want to buy it but can’t find it on the site- is it coming soon? I love it!

  • 65
    Amy says:

    How fabulous! Love the new colors!

    My favorite purse is a big, brown, suede shoulder bag. It is fuzzy (which just makes me happy) and holds everything!!!

  • 66
    Melissa H says:

    A woman’s purse is just a miniture version of her that she carries everwhere she goes. It’s a mini me!!! I love purses that have cell phone pockets and places to keep your keys, pens, lipstick, etc. so they aren’t always at the very bottom of your purse and you have to dig thru the “rubble” that gets thrown in on top. I love large purses but they seem to attract a lot of junk and end up filled with many unknown things!! I’d love to win your purse!! I’m loving the mum stamp and will have to have that set.

  • 67
    Rachel M. says:

    My favorite purse is a huge one that can hold everything!

  • 68
    Katie says:

    Oh my GOSH!!! I was totally inspired by this project and ended up staying up way uber late to make one. I could only find scraps so I made mine half the size.

    Thanks SO much for the inspiration and the tutorial Alli!!



  • 69
    Heidi says:

    I love the new colors and the mum stamp. I can’t wait to see more! My favorite purse has lots of pockets for everything. But that will change as soon as I make one of these!! Thanks Nichole for the the awesome ideas and products.

  • 70
    Acie says:

    Waw this tutorial was Perfect! I Love it. My mum was just saying how she needs a tote. I can make her one now πŸ™‚ ..Well thats if i can get my dam sewing machine to cooperate!
    As for fave bags, I have way to many but i love them all equally and have decided not to show favoritism by choosing :oP lol.

  • 71
    Cristina says:

    That is sooo cute !! My favourite purse at the moment is kipling, full of pockets and casual, just like me LOL !!

  • 72
    Vicky says:

    Wow!!! thank you so much for the great tutorial on the purse I plan on getting some fabric and trying that right away, I think even I can manage it! My favorite purse was a leather backpack with silver buckles and conchos on it, it was perfect to dupm everything in and sling on my back! Thank you for sharing all you do!

  • 73
    HOPE JONES says:

    What a great idea…this would a perfect gift for my girls! My favorite purse would be the “beast” it is a big black bag that holds a ton!

    Hope J

  • 74
    Angela Jorgenson says:

    Love the purse! I need to try those inks! My favorite purse is a similar style to yours but it has my twins handprints on it when they were 1 year old. Hard to believe they were ever that small now! πŸ™‚

  • 75
    Jannica says:

    My favorite purse was one that i bought in Ireland. It’s a small black leather purse that’s perfect for any occasion.

  • 76
    Lisa says:

    Gorgeous!!! And what great colors and stamps. I MUST HAVE THEM!


  • 77
    Sue says:

    I love the purse, the new colors, and the new stamps. I can’t wait to see more! My favorite purse is the Coach purse my DH got me for Christmas. I’ve always bought myself really cheap purses and keep them forever so it was nice to get a really good purse. Of course, I did have to tell him what to get πŸ™‚

  • 78
    Linda Roberts says:

    Oh my, this brings back so many memories. I remember in high school making a purse like this. My mom use to make alot of my clothes also. Love this, you never seem to amaze me. Love the new colors, cant’t wait to get all the new goodies. Linda

  • 79
    Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Love this pattern and the new colors!! My favorite purse of all time was a black Perlina. It was great for organization but just not big enough for all the stuff I carry now! I remember in high school having a navy blue bucket bag which I loved!

  • 80
    Jean D. says:

    Nicole, you are soo creative & talented! You constantly amaze me with all of your projects. Not only do you think outside the box, but you design the box itself! My idea of a favorite purse is one that has pockets for org & roomy enough for some bulky items. Thanks for all your ideas!

  • 81
    Karen Walker says:

    I don’t think it’s possible to own too many purses. My current favorite is a red leather purse that converts from a shoulder bag to a backpack with just pulling the straps. Perfect when I want to take photos! LOVE the new colors and can’t wait to see the rest of the flower set. Like others, my list is already too long.

  • 82
    Carolyn says:

    Oh wow, this just ROCKS! The stamp, the colors, the project — LOVE it! I am addicted to purses. My favorite changes all of the time, but currently it is a brown leather tote with pockets that are the perfect size for CDs and another one for my phone and keys.

  • 83
    Jennifer Bradley says:

    The new colors are fabulous!!! Thanks for showing them in the first day of the countdowns!!! My favorite Purse is a little turquoise and brown fabric purse! The colors are great and the size is perfect!

  • 84
    Donna says:

    this is so awesome! love the new color!!

  • 85
    Karen Skaggs says:

    When we were first married and money was tight I found a purse on clerance at WalMart. It was brown with earth tone embroidered top stitching and a flap closing. On that flap was a weighed gold ball on a chain to keep the flap closed. I was so proud of my new purse and even prouder that I got it on sale. Your purse is gorgeous and I am excited to try making this project ASAP. Thanks for letting me enter.

  • 86
    CherylQuilts says:

    Outta the ballpark! This is a super project…how darling! I love your instructions too. Look the colors and stamps and cannot wait to see all the new stuff! Yey!!! Nichole, you are awesome!

  • 87
    marinecorpswife says:

    My favorite purse is a Dooney & Bourke purse that my husband (then fiance) gave me 3 years ago on Christmas. It is such a cute little purse but even better is that he picked it out all by himself πŸ™‚

    Love the new colors!!!

  • 88
    Erica says:

    YAY!! Im so glad its a flower! I love this purse and the colors. Im in the process of sewing a purse for my daughter. Funny that you post this project! Thanks for sharing.~Erica

  • 89
    Candy aka cwilliams says:

    What a fabulous purse and card. Very creative!
    I don’t have a favorite purse right now….well except for the one you made….lol!

  • 90
    Marge Sexton says:

    I love love love this purse! I have a smaller similar purse that my girlfriend made for me as a Bible case. These are so functional for any purpose, also a great gift. Thanks Nicole for the directions!

  • 91
    Jenn Billings says:

    I love my little black purse! I used to carry it all the time, whereever I went. Now that I am a mom I have had to upgrade to a much bigger purse to fit everything in. However, I still have my little black purse for those special nights out with my husband πŸ™‚

  • 92
    donna calamari says:

    So funny you asked because I sell purses. Anyway, my favorite bag was a bag I purchased in Italy. It was very expensive and it took me days to decide to buy it. It was so WOW I was afraid to use it much. It still looks new after 15 years. WHAT A WASTE!

  • 93
    Jen says:

    My favorite purse is a Longaberger basket purse.
    Very cute purse…wish I could sew a straight line..lol.
    Love the new colors!!!!

  • 94
    Pamela says:

    What a clever little tote! Thank you for sharing the instructions!!

    My favorite purse, which has gone to purse heaven, was a little tiny one-zipper leather purse with a long handle I could sling over my head. It held just the right amount of things, with a little extra space for anything else I needed. I should have bought two!

    ~ Pam

  • 95
    ILstamper says:

    My favorite purse is lime green & brown, perfect for spring, summer & fall. It has lots of pockets on the inside & a zippered pouch on the outside for keys, cell phone etc. And it is the perfect size to hold all items I need on a daily basis, but not so big as to look like a suitcase. πŸ™‚

  • 96
    peanutbee says:

    Wow! I love the new colors, and the chrysanthemum is gorgeous!!!

  • 97
    Donna says:

    Ooh…Beau-tee-ful! I just love the colors! And that stamp is great! My fav. purse is “good-size” with pockets. Actually, a back-pack. But I love this one! Thanks for the offer, and inspiration!

  • 98
    Carol Hinton says:

    The purse is beautiful. I look forward to seeing the rest of this flower set!

  • 99
    Krisstee says:

    WOW……..a great project. You are ONE talented lady!

  • 100
    Kristy says:

    We both share a love for sewing! I actually have a business sewing purses, so of course my favorite purse is my own. My company is called Plaid Leaf Purses and I make a purse that has interchangeable covers. Your purse is adorable!

  • 101
    Sue B says:

    You are a GENIUS!!!! Like other people commenting, I will have to make this purse. I love it. What a cool gift. My pocketbook will be hurting on the 15th again this month!!! Your tutorials are so wonderful. Thank you for always sharing such great ideas.

  • 102
    Karen says:

    Love this purse!!! It is just right for the spring and summer!!! My favorite purse was one I had a couple summers ago…..it was a lime green one, that had lots of pockets inside and out….it was just a fun purse!

  • 103
    kiki comin says:

    i love bright, funky colored purses with fun designs.

  • 104
    Amanda Angert says:

    SHUT. UP. Nichole, this purse is ADORABLE!!!!!!! My favorite purse right now is a small Vera Bradley that my MIL bought for my last birthday. It’s small but it actually holds a lot, which I love.

  • 105
    Cheryl Sims says:

    How completely adorable this is Nichole. Wow, I sent this post on to my daughter who sews but doesn’t stamp. Maybe I can encourage stamping after she sees this. Thanks for the chance to own this.
    Cheryl Sims

  • 106
    Hope says:

    This is so beautiful! I love the new colors. I am definitely going to have to get these to use with my Papertrey Piece of Cake stamp set. I may have to make one of these purses too! It looks fresh and fun. Thanks for the sewing lesson, Nichole!

  • 107
    Teresa says:

    This is beautiful, Nichole!!! My favorite purse (right now) is the one I received for Christmas – a Vera Bradley Small Tic-Tac Tote in Mod Floral Pink. It is Shabby Chic to a “t”!!!

  • 108

    Right now its my new stripped canvas bag. Thanks for the preview and i love to sew too! Cynthia

  • 109
    Victoria says:

    My favorite purse is one from Target. It only has one strap and stays on my shoulder perfectly. It’s light and compact so it’s not like a piece of luggage. Of all of my designer purses that I own, I still reach from this Target purse because of it’s size and weight. I really need to copy this idea because I’m always using my LL Bean canvas bag for carrying all sorts of things and this would be oh so much cuter!!!

  • 110
    Tessa says:

    OMG! I wish I could sew! I am hopeless though. My favorite purse would have to be my new zag bag! It is a local (Missouri) direct sales company where you can design your own purse using different styles of Bags. You get to pick the fabrics, the handles, fringe to go around the top, you can even puseonalize it more and have an initial embriodered on it! I have 3 of these that I have designed and 3 that people have given me! They are unlike anything else!

  • 111
    cards4u says:

    Fun project! Love the simplicity. Not really a purse person but this could change all of that πŸ™‚

  • 112

    What an adorable little project (and sneak peek!)…and I happen to have some fabric and my little sew mini sitting right here.

    My favorite purse is a raspberry colored Coach purse that I purchased in Arizona. It was a style/color only sold in a few stores and I love to show it off!

  • 113
    LeAnne says:

    Well, bust my buttons! You never cease to amaze me! I just put my sewing machine away! Now I’ll have to get it out again!!! Can’t wait to see what other tricks you gals have up your sleeve!

  • 114

    This is too cool! I love purses and have too many of them – according to my dear hubby. My favorite purse must have been my patchwork purse that I had two years ago. It was little patches of different colored fabrics and leather, with brown leather straps. I beat that purse up! I carried it everywhere for a very long time. Why did I love it? It was colorful and it held all of my STUFF. Love that purse. It finally died on me and I gave it to GoodWill. I probably should have thrown it away but I couldn’t do it….

  • 115
    Charmaine says:

    Oh my WORD! That purse is stunning! I LOVE those colors! And thanks for the lesson. . .I’m only a “faux sewer”! LOL My favorite purse is one that I can handle the baby in his car seat AND the diaper bag with nothing falling out! πŸ™‚

  • 116
    Glorie says:

    My favorite purse is one I bought on sale for $10, and it holds everything πŸ™‚

  • 117
    veronica says:

    oh, you have no idea what you have started in asking me about my fav purse. i went to a zag bag party and was able to pick out all my own fabrics for each part of the purse. i loved designing mine so much that it inspired me to make my own tote bag. now i want to make my own purse like you have designed. thank you SO much for a new pattern.

  • 118
    Karen Johnson says:

    You’ve done it again. Now I really want to learn to sew! What a cute purse. I can totally see making so many of these for spring/summer. I hope I can add that purse to my collection and it will become my favorite purse, because it was made by you. Love the beautiful colors you used.

  • 119
    Amy Coose says:

    I really love what you did with the fabric! It’s an amazing tote. My fav purse is one I scored at Old Navy for $10. It was a perfect fall/winter brown corduroy…yummy!

  • 120
    Michelle LL says:

    My favorite purse is navy leather and has a strap long enough to be worn across the body. However, there’s always a place for a pretty Vera Bradley or homemade Amy Bultler design. Your mum purse design make me want to run and get out my sewing machine and whip one up! Many thanks for your inspiration!

  • 121
    emily says:

    First of all, great purse… how cool!
    Second, my favorite purse is a dooney-burke navy one that I can carry everything AND the kitchen sink in. It’s leather and fabric, so I can clean it too.

  • 122
    Tina W says:

    I love the new mum stamp used and the ink and ribbon colors! Can’t wait to order! My favorite purse is my raspberry-colored seatbelt bag purse. It’s just the right size to hold my essential stuff (aka junk) and I always get compliments on it when I tote it around over my shoulder.

  • 123
    JenMarie says:

    FAB new colors!!
    LOVE that purse!
    Ok, my fav purse….found a $80 ralph lauren for $12.50!!

  • 124
    Cat says:

    this bag [& matching card] is TOO cute! i haven’t yet stamped on cloth – but i’ve been thinking about it. if i don’t win, i may just have to make one of my own. my mother taught me to sew when i was a small girl, and i still love to sew today!

  • 125
    Beth Silaika says:

    Oh WOW! That is ADORABLE!!!

    My favorite purse was the little ones back in high school – remember the handle bags that you put on the interchangable outside bag part with buttons. What were they called? I had one that I took babysitting at this place down the road. The family had 2 boys (who were AWFUL) and a HUGE dog. THe boys were being feisty -and I was dealing with them – while the dog CHEWED up my purse. He ATE IT! I should probably win this one just to make up for the one which the dog ate. Don’t you think? {wink}

  • 126
    shellie says:

    What a great purse Nichole! My favorite purse at the moment is my Donna Sharp quilted backpack type purse. Found it at a second hand store for only $3.00!!! Gotta love a deal!

  • 127
    Vicki says:

    I love this bag!! Then again I love soooo many bags. My husband thinks I should open a purse store! For my favorite, Maxx New York makes the best bags with all their pockets! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! But not as much as my scrapbooking supplies! πŸ™‚

  • 128
    Beth Jacobs says:

    Your purse is really pretty. I can’t wait to try and make one!! I am excited to see the new stamp sets!! Beth

  • 129

    NICHOLE!!! Oh. my. gosh!!! That is SOOOO cute! Seriously! I’ve only sewn curtains and pillow covers up to now….hmmm. Might have to try a purse! And besides that adorable purse and super cute card, I love those new colors!! Eeee! AND, what a fun flower! Look out Tuesday, here I come! πŸ˜‰

    Ok, so my favorite purse….it’s a signature Coach bag with a hot pink band around it!! It’s SO fun! I fell in love with it but it sold out all over the place really fast. But every time we’d see a girl with one at the mall or wherever, I’d start drooling and point it out to my hubby (again)! So one day, I came home and my dear husband had a gift waiting for me on the kitchen counter. He’d hunted down that exact purse on ebay and bought a brand new one w/tags and storage bag and everything………how sweet is that?! So, not only is it my favorite purse cause it’s so darn cute, but it’s also my favorite for sentimental reasons!

    (sorry…got a little long-winded there! Heehee!) (but we WERE talking about purses so…) πŸ™‚

  • 130
    Lauren says:

    I LOVE the colors! I’ve been dying for this orange! My favorite purse is actually a $7 sack backpack from Old Navy. I should try to make one with your inspiration! Thank you.

  • 131
    sharon says:

    The purse is so cute.I am not a big fan of yellow, but these 2 new colors are beautiful!!!!. I can’t wait till the 15th

  • 132
    Jenny says:

    Oh! Get Out! This is fabulous!
    My current fave purse is the Vera Bradley that my 4 year old spotted at the store and said “Mommy, this purse is pretty, just like you”. I of course bought it. It’s the perfect size and the fun & bright florals on it totally make me happy.

  • 133
    Dana says:

    You really are a well-rounded artist Nichole. Your purse is lovely.

    My favorite bag is one my best friend made me a few years ago from gorgeous pale green toile material with olive green velvet lining. So lush.

  • 134
    Jeni Benson says:

    My favorite purse is the one I have right now. It’s a brown leather Fossil purse & I just love the look of it.

    The purse you showed us how to make is just too cute! Now if I only had a sewing machine…

  • 135
    Stephanie says:

    Absolutely LOVE the names of the new colors and can’t wait to see them tomorrow! Thanks for the opportunity to win the purse! My favorite purse is the Coach bag that my husband surprised me with one Christmas. I had been wanting one for a long time, and he was always “what kind of fool pays that much for a silly purse!” Well he is now that kind of “fool”! Gotta love a man who will eat his words to surprise his wife!

  • 136
    HeidiQ says:

    my favorite purse(s) are my vera bradley ones!! i LOVE the colors/patterns/styles – if i could afford it, i would buy them all!!!

  • 137
    Julie Masse says:

    What a great little purse!! Thank you for the great step by step – my girls will LOVE this!! Looks almost like a Boat & Tote! πŸ™‚ Ok, my favorite purse right now is my Chaps purse – ort of a pale pink and off white plaid with saddle leather trim around the edges 0 very pretty! Thanks for the chance Nicole!

  • 138
    RUTH ALLMART says:

    I’m so excited that the sneak peeks have started. That purse is absolutely gorgeous Nichole! My favourite purse is one my dad brought back from a business trip for me when I was a little girl. It was red with a giraffe with long dangly legs on the front of it. My mom brought it all the way over from Ireland so my twin girls could have it. It’s quite raggedy now but I love to see my girls playing with it :o)

  • 139
    Chantelle says:

    Amazing! Where do you get your inspiration from?! The colours are gorgeous! My favourite purse is just big enough to fit all the essentials, but still small enough not to weigh a ton when you have everything packed in it!

  • 140
    KellyB says:

    First of all, great purse! Very cute!
    My fav purse is one my husband saw me admire and went back and bought it without me knowing! It was so thoughtful, I think of it everytime I use my purse!

  • 141
    Jennifer says:

    This purse is so adorable. I love the new colors. My favorite purse is a patchwork one from Coach. It has such bright springy colors and it was a surprise gift from my boyfriend.

  • 142
    Tracy says:

    Nichole, this is wonderful! Thank you for the tutorial. I always mean to sew myself a purse, but haven’t gotten around to it. This seems simple enough to make one to match every outfit! My favourite purse is a simple black purse, with lots of pockets for all of my things. But small enough to look dressy.

  • 143
    Leah says:

    My absolute favorite purse is from Ethiopia, where my son is from. I bought it while we were there picking him up to bring him home. Ethiopian textiles are just beautiful, soft, shimmery fabric with pretty, intricate designs. I love it!

  • 144
    stampngokaren says:

    I can’t believe you sew too!! Awesome job on the purse!! My 12 year old daughter and I taught ourselves how to sew two years ago. My daughter loves to sew and we will make this purse one of our upcoming projects. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!! Love the set too!!

  • 145
    stampandweave says:

    My favorite purse is my current purse. It is pretty compact but very organized. It has everything I need and nothing else so there is no room for it to get messy.

    I really like the new colors and the mum stamp. I am impressed with the quality of the papers and ink and am thrilled that you are introducing lots of colors.

    The purse you made is beautiful. I think it would make a great bag to carry stamping projects when going to stamp with friends for the evening. Thanks for giving us a chance to win it!

  • 146
    Carol Ann says:

    I love it. I am going to make one of these for my daughter. What a cool idea? And I love, love, love bags. Did I mention that I love bags??

  • 147
    Carol Ann says:

    I love it. I am going to make one of these for my daughter. What a cool idea? And I love, love, love bags. Did I mention that I love bags??

  • 148

    WOW is all I can say!

  • 149
    Belinda says:

    So pretty! I love all sorts of bags and purses – my favorite one has got to just be the one I use all the time – a cloth striped handbag, simple and classic. :o) Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait for the next few days to see all the neat ideas everyone comes up with!

  • 150
    Kellie says:

    How do you do it??? The colors, stamp sets, and designs just get better and better! I love the new colors… yummy! My favorite purse was my first one when I was in middle school. I bought it on my own when a friend’s mom took us shopping with her. I put all my little things in it. I had a little money leftover and bought a lipgloss. I felt so grown-up!
    I’m teaching my 9yo daughter to sew this summer, this purse will be perfect!

  • 151

    Wow! Nichole, you never cease to amaze me. I just took a little class at the local JoAnn’s and made a fun purse too. I’m so excited and proud of myself (being as I not really a good sewer unless it’s in a straight line!) Here’s the photo in case you wanna peek at it. http://sunflowerstudio.typepad.com/sunflower_studio/2008/04/my-new-purse.html

    Love the mum and can’t wait to see it all…as usual!

  • 152
    Shelley says:

    I have been looking for something special to make for my Mom for Mother’s Day and this is going to be the perfect gift bag to put it in! Double duty! As for my favorite purse….. I have four kids so a big satchel is about the only purse that I have had for the past five years! I have too much stuff that needs to be crammed into it for a traditional purse. I am the mom that ALWAYS wins the bridal shower game – What do you have in your purse?

  • 153
    Jackie says:

    I am already in love with that new set! Your purse is adorable and so is the card. My favorite purse is very colorful and has lots of pockets for cell phone, camera, glasses, etc. I take way too much stuff with me!

  • 154
    Dottie K says:

    Well I have two favorite purses. They’re the only ones I use and they’re exactly the same only in two different colors. Brown and Blue leather with a long shoulder strap. Broken in and just perfect. I love the little purse but I would use it to tote around images to be colored and a few supplies. Just perfect for that. Looking forward to seeing what else is in store for us. Love the sunrise yellow – so soft looking. πŸ™‚

  • 155
    bev says:

    I used to sew all the time this little project might get me to drag my machine out of hte closet! Very cute and love hte matching card!

  • 156
    Heather says:

    My favorite purse is one that my cousin gave me for being one of her bridesmaids. It’s a blue cloth bag with ribbon for a handle (much like this beautiful bag) and it has an “H” embroidered on it. Love it!

  • 157
    Jamie says:

    I’ve never sewed a thing before but now I want to learn!!!! πŸ™‚

  • 158
    Stephanie Eisele says:

    Love the purse. Mine would need more pockets, easy fix.

  • 159

    Beautiful purse Nichole! My favorite purse is a small, plain brown leather Coach purse. It’s just big enough for my wallet, checkbook, cell phone & keys — so nothing can get lost!

  • 160
    Victoria says:

    Hard to say my favorite purse. I love the one my dear friend Cat felted for me for my birthday. I probably love all the little purses and tote bags I made for my daughter during preschool. She had Christmas, Halloween was the best with all the fun decorations, Spring, dalmations to match the outfit I made her for her 1st day! Too many to name.

    I also love to make her dreses and matching doll dresses…I have probably smocked her a dozen as well.
    Making baby dresses is my favorite shower gift of all!

    Love all the new colors and images, can’t wait until the 15th.

  • 161
    Mindy says:

    I love this purse!!! it is so springgy (is that a word?) and the colors are so nice together.My favorite purse right now is my Vera Bradley Napsack. It is light weight and I can put my small purchases in it when I shop and carry it on my back. I can’t wait to make a purse. Need to sharpen my sewing skills. Maybe make a couple for Mother’s Day. How exciting.

  • 162
    Elaine says:

    Wow, I love the ensemble! I took a sewing class several years ago and we all made a bag which looks similar to your purse but much larger. It was so much fun! I’ll have to give it a go at making your purse. It looks so much easier.

    I’m not that fashion savvy so I really don’t have a favorite purse. I just buy what looks good and what can fit all my stuff!

  • 163
    janette says:

    Beautiful purse and lovely new colors! Now if only I could sew…or even thread a sewing machine LOL.

  • 164
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    Alyssa says:

    Love your tutorial! You make it seem (ha!) that I could actually sew this purse! πŸ™‚

  • 166
    Kelly Bee says:

    my favourite purse is one I got when I was about 10 years old. It’s brown leather and has a very long strap. It’s not very big – just enough to stuff a credit card, lip balm and a few dollars in, and I don’t even use it anymore. The reason it’s my favourite is because my mother wrote my name and phone number on the inside flap in case I ever lost it. I smile every time I see her writing.

  • 167
    Mary c says:

    This is totally cute. I am just learning to sew. I am going to have to make some of these little cuties for myself.
    My favorite purse is always the one I am carrying at the time, which right now is handmade by me.

  • 168
    laurie r says:

    Love the purse. My favorite purse is a black one with just the right number of compartments in it and a little pocket on the front to put my cell phone it.

  • 169
    Becky says:

    So cute!
    My favorite purse is my red faux alligator skin one because it makes me feel fashionable!

  • 170
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    I’m still sitting here speechless….
    All I can say is WOW!
    I do love the new colors! They’re gorgeous! And this new stamp set…beautiful!
    Oh, about my purse… It’s just a little cheapie I picked up at Kohl’s. It has a lot of pockets to keep things somewhat organized. I love the part that folds down so I can grab my credit cards easily. It works – I like it!

  • 171
    AMANDA TEEL says:

    YOU ROCK! This purse is so neat, and thanks for the instructions, to make this!

  • 172
    Deborah D says:

    My favorite purse is a classic leather coach bag I stalked in the store before buying. I never spend that much money on purses!

  • 173
    Kimberly O. says:

    My favorite purse is my black Coach purse. It’s just the right size for everything. It has a nice long adjustable shoulder strap and a flap that locks shut. My PDA, cell phone and wallet fit perfectly, although there’s little room for much else although I can also fit a small tube of hand lotion (I’m a lotion nut) as well as my Chap stick. πŸ™‚ I also have the same style purse in the dark brown, but I still seem to like the black one better. I’ve tried a larger Coach purse but it was almost too big. I’m a purse freak. My current stash is about eight or nine. Once a year (or more) I bring all of my extra purses to work and sell them to my co-workers. Since I tend to buy them online, I’m able to sell them for what I paid – yet my co-workers are still getting an awesome deal. πŸ˜€

  • 174
    Kenna says:

    Love the purse, I think I will have to make one myself. My favorite purse is a big black purse with creme flowers all over it and a chocolate brown center that is raised. It is fun, yet it allows me to show a little class. I can fit all my things in there, but diapers and wipes for my youngest.

  • 175
    Lisa Henke says:

    that is so cool. I am so intimidated by sewing. Got a Janome for Christmas and has only sewed on cards. Now you want to know about my favorite purse, well that is hard since my next biggest collection next to my stamps is my handbags. I love my Vera Bradly bags. I can put so much in them and with three little ones, you know I have to carry a lot of stuff. Right now I’m using one in the Peacock pattern.

  • 176
    Mary Jane D. says:

    What a great set! I love the purse and the wonderful tutorial. My favorite purse right now is the tote bag that I made for my daughter, Madeline, for preschool. I made it very similar to the one in this tutorial using Ariel flannel fabric (I wanted cotton, but Madeline liked the print on the flannel) with a pocket inside. It’s my favorite because it is for Madeline and she loves it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 177
    Kate Baldwin says:

    Ooh!! I love it! Does that winner get that bag too??

    My favorite purse is really an oversized totebag that I got from SU eons ago. It’s got a nice long drop shoulder strap and fits SOOOO much stuff.

    Looking forward to seeing everything else you’ve got in store for this month. (My purse is already hurting…)

  • 178
    Kris A says:

    Wow…love the stamps used and LOVE this bag. What a great idea! My fav purse is one my DD whose 13 made me in her sewing class. Can’t wait to see the rest of the stamps.

  • 179
    Michelle says:

    Fresh fresh fresh! Love the colors (that ribbon is a must have as well as the inks) and I am so looking forward, as always,to seeing the new releases!

  • 180
    Wendalyn says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Nichole. Though I can’t sew at all on fabric it always looks horrible. I don’t have 1 favorite purse because I love them all. I have a purse fetish and I have tons. hehe… I look forward to this every month when you show new things. I can’t wait to buy Ali’s new set. My favorite purse though would definately have some bling on it. πŸ™‚

  • 181
    Amy says:

    Oh wow! I will have to do this for my bridal party to put their gifts in!

    I love simple brown leather bags. Satchels are my favorite style!!

  • 182
    Johna G says:

    I absolutately love the purse, and the new colors just so perfect for Spring. I think I will have to try to teach my daughter how to make these adorable purses.

  • 183
    JenCozz says:

    How cute! I’ve been wanting to make a purse for ages and this looks like just the ticket! My favorite purse right now is anything but black since that’s all I carried for years. I just got an apple green one but it’s not quite big enough so I think I’ll have to make one of these!

  • 184

    My favorite purse is my Vera Bradley bucket tote in Aspen Black (now discontinued!). I love the look of fabric bags and am going to try this pattern soon. Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I love the Spring look to this!

  • 185
    Derby says:

    This is so adorable!! I love the new colors. My favorite purse has an outside pocket for my cell phone… easy to find!

  • 186
    Cindy Coffman says:

    I absolutely love the new colors and I love the cute purse…..think I’ll have to try making one!! TFS

    Cindy C.

  • 187
    kthaman says:

    My favorite purse is one with a shoulder strap that is long so I can sling it around my body – so it doesn’t fall off my shoulder. I also prefer purses that are on the small side.

    I absolutely love the tote you made Nicole – I am in awe of how simple you make it look. I actually need to go to the fabric store to make simple curtains for my DD’s room…I’m pretty certain some muslin will be purchased as well!

  • 188
    Jennifer Welter says:

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to see that whole set! Flowers are my favorite!

  • 189
    Ann I. says:

    Loving these new colors! My favorite purse has pockets for everything to keep me organized and a light colored lining inside so I can see whats in the bottom of my purse!

  • 190
    Rene S. says:

    What a cute purse! My favorite purse is the one I’m using now–a pink, striped Kate Spade purse with a polka-dot liner. Perfect for spring!

  • 191
    Melissa says:

    What a fun spring purse! My favorite purse has been loved so much the handle is starting to fall off…

  • 192
    broni says:

    So now you’ve inspired me to begin sewing once again! What a great summer purse! My current favorite one is a small wooden handled purse with colorful embroidered flip-flops all over it! Can’t wait to see what the rest of this stamp set looks like!

  • 193
    Allison says:

    My favorite purse is my great standby leather bag from Coach. It goes with me everywhere. But…I may have another bag or two or 25 that I love to carry also!

  • 194
    Dawn R says:

    What a great idea, thanks for sharing how to make it as well….if only I was able to use a sewing machine without breaking it!!! My favorite purse has to be my bejoi turquoise one, so shiny and pretty. Thanks for the chance

  • 195
    elaine says:

    I love this purse! AND – I love the April colors. I hope I’m the winner because I want one of these and don’t have much hope that I can make one! I’m not a sewer and end up having to rip out seams to “fix” my mistakes. After a couple “rip outs” I’m done – I lose interest in redoing. That’s one reason I like making cards – I can usually fix my mistakes much easier. You keep me inspired Nicole. I can’t wait until the release so I can spend, spend, spend!

  • 196
    carospoon says:

    I love this purse! Unfortunately, I can’t sew, but I love all the projects you come up with Nichole! My fave purse at the moment is my Dooney & Bourke, it’s large, fits everything, and it’s comfy on the shoulder. πŸ™‚

  • 197
    Kerry says:

    I am not sure I really have a favorite purse. I have been using a diaper bag for so long! The purse I do use right now is a matte gold, and it is just the right size for me. Not too big, and not too small! I have been thinking of getting a new purse lately however. I am really going to try to make a purse using your directions! So cute!

  • 198
    jmniffer says:

    What a great project to make with the new set. If only I could sew a straight seam! LOL My only hope is to win this one, thanks for the chance. jmniffer

  • 199

    My favourite purse is the one I am using now…its a black coach purse that my hubby bought for me…..Its perfect…not to big and not to small and it lays flat acoss your body so it doesn’t interfere with being a mommy or carrying the diaper bag…

  • 200
    Sandra says:

    Just like you, I grew up sewing. My mother was a professional seamstress, so I started out around the age of 5-6 making pillows, doll blankets, towel edges. I remember making a purse like this when I was around 8 years old. Thanks for the memories; and for reminding me to share this skill with my own daughter!!!

  • 201
    Holly says:

    Now that is too cute. LOVE the colors too! I don’t sew, so I’m thinking how can we do this on paper with glue instead of a sewing machine?? πŸ™‚

  • 202
    cindy b says:

    I am so excited to see this little purse pattern….you always have the most creative ideas for your projects. I am going to try this today, just wondering if I could enlarge the pattern a bit and it would still turn out as cute, I wanted to give one to my best friend before our trip to Cancun…I would like to coordinate it with the trip and use for a beach bag…Once again, thank you for your inspiration!

  • 203
    Alyssa says:

    Wow! I had no idea you could do this!!! (I mean people in general!) I think my favorite purse is the one I’m carrying now — it is a great size, and it has pockets on the outside of the purse for a cell phone and a drink, but they are flush with the purse so you don’t even know they’re there until you put a drink in it!!!

  • 204
    cindy b says:

    I am so excited to see this little purse pattern….you always have the most creative ideas for your projects. I am going to try this today, just wondering if I could enlarge the pattern a bit and it would still turn out as cute, I wanted to give one to my best friend before our trip to Cancun…I would like to coordinate it with the trip and use for a beach bag…Once again, thank you for your inspiration!

  • 205
    Crystal says:

    My perfect purse would have lots of pockets for organizing my things! Great project, the purse is awesome! I’ll have to try this sometime.


  • 206
    Mandy Kirk says:

    My favorite purse was a pink leather one from the SAK, I still have not found one that is anywhere near as good. Love the new stuff!

  • 207
    Kelly says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for all the inspiration. Right now, my fave purse is a Dooney and Burke that my DH got me for Valentines Day. It is so cute and bright for spring!

  • 208
    Debbie S. says:

    What a gorgeous purse and such a clever idea!! I love a purse with pockets so things don’t fall all over the place but your bag would be perfect to carry my knitting or other craft items that need to be transported.

  • 209
    Anne Lawrie says:

    My favorite purse was probably one my mother made when I was little. The bottom was a small plastic margarine container and the top was crocheted.

  • 210
    Amy says:

    My favorite purse is the one I have been using for a few years now. It is a black leather Coach bag with a long strap, 2 inner pockets, and one outer pocket. My favorite purse growing up was one my Mom made me. I lost that purse at a zoo we visited – I was so sad to have set it down somewhere and forgotten it! I learned sewing from my Mom – she was my 4-H instructor, too!

  • 211
    Sandy Kay says:

    What a cute purse! My favorite is one that I don’t have! I saw it at Target. It is green with tan trim. But I will hold off and maybe win yours! Thank you for all your great inspiration!
    Sandy Kay

  • 212
    Patricia Honc says:

    Love your idea for the purse. Too cute. Makes me think of the wooden handle purses that had the liner attached and buttons so you could change the outside of the purse to fit your whim, match your outfit. The ones I’m thinking of were back in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s. Loved those purses and making the covers.

    You just do beautiful, simple, elegant work. Love, love, love it!

  • 213
    Sheryl says:

    The purse is beautiful – what a great summer bag! My current favorite is not a purse, but a bag designed to carry my music. It’s royal blue and black with a treble note embroidered on it! The new colors and what I’ve seen so far of the stamps look amazing…I’m going to need to save a few more pennies for this release!!

  • 214
    Bobbie says:

    Hi there,
    My favorite purse is one I made w/the help of a fellow MOMS club member that makes purses for a living. She makes bags (like totes and diaper ones),home decor and key fobs too. They are AWESOME! You can even pick your own fabric. Check her out at: http://www.edbags.com

    Bobbie *Ü*

  • 215
    AmyR says:

    OMG I LOVE it!! This purse is SO cute – great now I’m going to have to go out and buy a ton of fabric so I can play too *wink*

  • 216
    Wieska says:

    Hi – thanks for the chance to win! I love your stamps… and your ideas – thank you for sharing them! My favorite purse is one that I got recently from my secret pal. It’s a great little purse!

  • 217
    Joanne Boys says:

    My favorite purse is one with a flat bottom, wide opening and lots of compartments. I absolutely adore the purse you made. Imagine giving gifts in it also. I haven’t sewed in years, but I am going to try this. Knowing me, I’ll make so many I won’t know what to do with them. Yummy new stamps and colors also – wow, get out my checkbook

  • 218
    michelle says:

    Super cute purse. I love this stamp set! I can’t wait to see this month’s releases!

  • 219
    Shelly Kettell says:

    A favorite??? All of mine are favorites!!! My stash grew on a New York trip with my mom and sisters…we came home with almost 100 handbags! πŸ™‚ lol Crazy FUN shopping in NYC!!!
    I too make this bag for lots of stuff…great for trick or treating when it’s a little deeper and always matches the costume!

  • 220
    Janet B says:

    I am purse challenged–I can never find a purse that I like or that likes me—however, I’m in love! I just love that purse. Think I might have to take out my sewing machine and give it a whirl—or win it!

  • 221
    Jayne Kroh says:

    I really like what I’ve seen so far of the new things. You’re making such an impact on the stamp scene. Thanks for sharing with us. My favorite purse was able to expand or compact according to what I needed to be carrying. It was wonderful!

  • 222

    What an AWSOME JOB!!! I just love the colors and the bag is just right for the small project or as a gift bag! I’m definitely goin to CASE this as I love to sew too!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  • 223
    Julie Carlisle says:

    My favorite purse is one that has a picture of two little yorkies on each side of it. They look like little princesses! I had a yorkie for a long time and I love them. These on the purse are very low maintenance!!! *wink*

  • 224
    Kim Sheller says:

    Right now my favorite purse is one I just purchased at a little boutique while in South Carolina. It is a quilited black & white bag with a hot pink liner. I am trying to find a way to have someone embroider my initials in the hot pink to the front of the bag. And then it will be PERFECT! Thanks for the chance to win your cute little bag Nichole. It is adorable!

  • 225
    buzzy says:

    Picking my favorite purse is somewhat like asking me to pick my favorite child…or flower…or color! My friends know I have a bag fetish and love to tease me about it! My purse for today is a plain black leather with silver buckles, but the one for tomorrow? Who knows!

  • 226
    Annapurna says:

    Hmmm…my favorite purse… Don’t have one. Still on the lookout for the perfect one, hence the huge amount of purses that go to goodwill every year.
    I have never tried a bag for a purse, but if I win, I promise it won’t go to good will.

  • 227
    CurlyCraze says:

    My favorite purse is medium size brown leather. I love it because I bought it to replace my diaper bag and that was a big step πŸ™‚

  • 228
    sarah c. (WAstamper on SCS) says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new colors!! I was really hoping for yellows this month. AND your project is fabulous as always – you sew too??!! All I can say is WOW. My favorite purse?? Impossible to say – don’t we all have a closet full??

  • 229
    pegg says:

    What a fun purse! My favorite for now -is a polka dotted one — it’s the perfect size for work and has fun orange and yellows!

  • 230
    CindyLouWho2 says:

    Love the purse, and thinking I can make it bigger and have a beach bag. I am so excited, I may head over to Joanne’s at lunch and have a project for the weekend.

  • 231
    Lana D says:

    Oh I am so going to make this purse — even though my 6 year old doesn’t think I can sew. Can’t wait for the next release.

  • 232
    Lori says:

    OOOOO I love the colors!!! My favorite purse is one that is small and doesn’t get in the way while shopping! (for more purses. lol!)
    Thanks for a fun blog!!

  • 233
    Inkylin says:

    What a cute purse and matching card. I can’t say I have a favorite purse but any purse I can find on sale for that particular season is my favorite.


  • 234
    Shelby says:

    My favorite purse is a $40 one from Aldo that I bought about 8 years ago and it’s still stylish and in great shape. Black with a few buckles and zippers, it suits me perfectly!

  • 235
    Pat says:

    Ohhhhhhhh, I love this gorgeous and the fact that you decorated with your stamping makes it even more special. I used to make skirts and paint on them, but really love being able to do it with stamps and not worry about the paint getting in the cracks of the stamps.
    This is just perfect–plus the fact that you can wash it–just amazing.

  • 236
    Kathy Tabbers says:

    My favorite purse is one that Lauren bought on Etsy. It matches her favorite paper. I just thought that was too cool!

  • 237
    Susan S. says:

    Oh my gosh, is this cute or what? I would love to make some of these for Mother’s Day! So, I’m thinking of calling a few friends over for a sewing party!
    My favorite purse is a medium sized, shiny, red number I saw at church last Sunday. It was calling my name! It had silver handles shaped like hearts, and lot’s of silver bling! LOL

  • 238
    Andrea Hays says:

    I like sewing, too. I am still I think in the learning stages. I have done a couple of fun purses, though. One of my favorites that I use all the time uses two placemats as the background. I line it, add pockets…it’s great. It’s a great size with the placemats and durable! It is my daily purse.

    The other one I love is made out of strips of ribbon and weaving them. It’s a bit more tedious, but they turn out so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway and keep up all the great work you do!

  • 239
    Tami Tai says:

    LOVE this project! I forgot how much I like to sew. Think I’ll blow the dust off my machine and sew myself a cute little purse tonight. Thanks, Nicole!

  • 240
    Lorie says:

    Wow! That is absolutely amazing! Personally, I’m a Coach purse kind of girl. I own several but my favorite is the one that I use for spring and summer which is a lime green color fabric with white leather arm strap and accents. SO cute…I get compliments every year!

  • 241
    Tracey says:

    Are you kidding me??? Nichole, you’ve outdone yourself with this project!! It’s amazing and the new colors are so wonderful!! I absolutely love yellow!! My favorite purse is my black D&B with colorful hearts all over. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us!!

  • 242
    niccole-k says:

    I LOVE the Mum’s and the purse it too cute. I have made a couple purses a few years ago, but they were definitly not that easy or that cute. It is absolutely going to be on my”must try” list. My favorite purse is my Coach purse I saved forever for. It is big enough to hold everything a woman needs along with a diaper or too or even a “bulldozer” or two ~ πŸ™‚

  • 243
    Denean says:

    Adorable purse! Love the yummy summer colors!

  • 244
    natalie says:

    My favorite purse is a purse that I use only at Christmas that is the shape of Santa Clause by Timmy Woods. My mom gave it to me and I always get so many compliments on it. I am so excited to see this set in full!

  • 245
    suzanne says:

    I love this thanks for the tutorial. I love to sew as well as stamp and have been wanting to combine the two. You may have just given me the inspiration to do so. My favorite purses are light weight yet sturdy.

  • 246
    Amanda says:

    What an awesome project! I gotta try it! I can’t just pick one purse I love… cause I am a purseaholic! I love purses – all shapes, colors, and sizes.
    Thanks for the contest!

  • 247
    Ginny Schleich says:

    My favorite purse is a “scrapbook” purse. Can’t remember the company that makes them..MIne is black and I am able to put pictures on the outside of it of my boys. It has lots of pockets inside for all the things that I “have to have with me”! Can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you will introduce on the 15th. Especially that set with a FROG!?

  • 248
    Marica says:

    That is a cute purse… I’m going to have to make one for each of my daughters! It seems like ages since I’ve used a real purse regularly. I’m usually carrying around my Lands End diaper bag. LOL But my favorite was a black leather purse with pockets for organization. πŸ™‚ I hate having to dig through my purse to find what I’m looking for.

    Can’t wait until the new release! I love the new colors!

  • 249
    Lisa B says:

    Amazing! I used to make bags similar to this for my kids’ friends but haven’t had my sewing machine out in ages! Thanks for inspiring me to get it out again!

  • 250
    Nancy W says:

    I love a purse that has a snap for my key ring – never have to dig through the bottom of my purse to find my keys. Love the new colors!

  • 251
    Kristin O says:

    LOVE the purse, the new set, the new colors, everything!! I think I could even make that purse with your great instructions. My favorite purse is a black Coach purse that is mostly microfiber. Very durable but still (hopefully) stylish! I can’t wait for the 15th! It’ll make tax day a little easier to handle!

  • 252
    Judy S says:

    Absolutely love the cute purse you made! My two granddaughters would love it as well, so I am going to make one for each of them as a special surprise! I have a black purse I absolutely love and have had for quite some time …. lots of compartments to hold all my junk!!! Nichole, the new colors are fab, as usual!

  • 253
    Val S says:

    Wow…244 comments already!! My favourite purse is a Kipling purse that is so light weight, it’s easy to carry! You can also adjust the straps to make it a knapsack sort of purse. It’s made out of fabric and you can also wash it, which makes it looks brand new. It’s the best purse for me!!

  • 254
    Teresa says:

    OMW! This is just gorgeous! Makes me wish I had a sewing machine and knew how to sew!!
    Ok, my favorite purse is one I got for Christmas 2 years ago. My sister had purses made for each of her sisters plus my mom made from my dad’s old jeans! Dad passed away almost 5 years ago – so this was very special. Its even got the hole in the back pocket! I love it and will cherish it always!

  • 255
    kssunflower_mom says:

    I absolutely love this idea and can’t wait to try it! My favorite purse is the one we bought my daughter for christmas – it has a pink shiny strap and the body of the purse is all pink, shiny and glittery! I wish they had one for grown ups! πŸ˜‰

  • 256
    Michelle T. says:

    Your purse is beautiful!

    My favorite purse was was one of those organizer purses back in the mid-1990s. I had driven to a nearby nature preserve to do some birding in the summer and covered the purse up on the floor of my car. When I came back, my car window was broken and the purse was gone! The thief got about $2, charged a tank of gas ($15 back then, what a hoot!), and over $100 in Mary Kay cosmetics. How silly! But the big deal was, he got that PURSE, my favoritest EVER. I was just whining about it the other day again (it’s a big joke now between my husband and I).

  • 257
    Kelly says:

    I am so going to have to make one, no two, no…several of these darling bags. I’d never have thought to stamp designs on them. I can’t wait to tell my BFF about this!

    My fav purse is a big tote style bag, in bright hot summer pink and yellow stripes. Love the colors and the SIZE of it! It is great for summer running around.

    Thanks for sharing this terrfic project!


  • 258
    jen says:

    very much in love with the purse you made…might even encourage me to try my hand at some sewing…

    my favorite purse is one I traded with another crafter at a craft show – I got the purse and she got cards – it is pink, green and black paisly print with a big black textured band across the top and pink and black polka dotted handles…love it….

  • 259
    Kim says:

    Love the colors and the originality of the purse – gotta try it – combining my two favorite hobbies too – sewing and stamping.Would add a heavier handle though to carry the weight of the bag. Thanks for sharing.

  • 260
    Cara says:

    Love that purse! My favorite purse is one I got last Spring. Bright colored, it is like Cool Caribbean. So cute.

  • 261
    Carol says:

    This is so pretty in such soft warm colors! What a great gift for Mothers’ Day! TFS

  • 262
    diane mcvey says:

    That is just PRECIOUS! I am so excited about having yellow hues! WOOHOO!
    My faves are Vera Bradley (I think all the ones I have are retired!) and really nice leather purses for winter. I am a purse junkie! I LOVE them…too fun! I would LOVE to have the one you made, it’s adorable!!! πŸ˜€

  • 263
    Susie says:

    That is so cute!!! My favorite purse is my Vituri I bought from the scrapbook store. I love it, all of the pockets inside and out. The front has openings for pictures. I made little scrap layouts to put in them. It turned out really cute.
    Thanks for the contest!!!

  • 264
    Becky S says:

    Love the new colors and the mum!

    I love my earth colored patchwork purse, it matches almost everything I wear!

  • 265
    Anne says:

    Ooh, I just LOVE this purse! And now that I have an idea how to make one, there’s no stopping me πŸ™‚

    My favorite purse is one that my TAC Upline made for me, with one of our stamp sets πŸ™‚ Don’t use it too often because I’m not a purse carrying gal, but it has a very special place in my heart πŸ™‚

  • 266
    JRunge says:

    My favorite purse would be my Burberry bag. Functional, durable and classic. Just like the products you create and the ideas you have to use them.

  • 267
    Wendy (songbirdwc) says:

    Love this purse, AND the colors! You are such an artist, Nichole, and meticulous in your attention to detail. I’m in awe.

    My favorite purse is a small black leather purse that holds *just enough*. But I’d love something soft and springy πŸ™‚

  • 268
    Tammy S says:

    What a darling purse!

    My favorite purse is khaki colored and has colored fabric circles all over it. It’s kind of like big polka dots. One of my coworkers named it the ‘pepperoni purse’ so now that’s what I call it!

  • 269
    Karen O says:

    Cool project! The new mum stamp and the new colors are very pretty πŸ™‚

    My fav purse is my Vera Bradley Java Blue backpack. It is extrememly functional and a gorgeous geometric floral in a favorite turquoise/brown color palette! πŸ™‚

  • 270

    I used to sew all my dresses for church while my husband was working his way through college. I got pretty good at it if I do say so myself. I haven’t sewn much in recent years. Thanks for the inspiration, Nichole, to dust off my sewing machine and try my hand at sewing once again!

  • 271
    Mendi M says:

    This is way too cute! I don’t sew at all, so I’m not sure I could ever make one. But if I did, I would love to have some pockets inside.

  • 272
    islandjen says:

    Um…wow…the projects you present on this blog area always amazing…but wow..this little purse is just mind blowing!! I love it and want to run home and create it right now!!

  • 273

    Oh…right now I think my favorite purse is this one! I LOVE it Nichole! So pretty and summery! Thanks for the chance to win!


  • 274
    Kerry J. says:

    Oh my – I love the set, the colours, the purse!! My fave purse is red leather from Roots and I had it embroidered with my initials – I love it and it’s almost the only red thing I own.

  • 275
    ana difley says:

    How adorable and simple! I love my zebra patterned purse. It adds a bit of fun to any outfit.

  • 276
    Harriet Skelly says:

    My favorite purse is one that I just got from a Cabi clothing party. It is a canvas material – navy blue and white stiped and it matches a blazer that i got.
    I love the purse you made and thanks for the directions!!

  • 277
    Tamara says:

    My favourite purse is my current purse that I bought from Etsy. I don’t remember what the artist’s name was, but it is made with great spring colours, and I love it.

  • 278
    jojot says:

    I am so impressed, not only with the purse, but with your ability to so clearly explain how you made it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 279
    Jen Ofiana says:

    Such an awesome idea! I have this cute little Roxy purse that is very summery that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. It’s such a inexpensive cute purse to use with flip flops and summer attire!

  • 280
    Jennifer S. says:

    WOW!! What a great project. I can already tell I need that set! My favorite purse right now is my new Buxton bag. My dh got it for me for my birthday. He remembered hearing the kids talk about how much I liked the commercial for it. So he bought it! But I think this one would be my NEW favorite if I won it! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • 281
    Jessica says:

    This is so cute! My fave purse is a soft leather that looks aged and sort of crinkled. It’s a shoulder strap purse so I don’t have to hold it, and can have my hands free while I’m in a store. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 282
    Steph says:

    I love this purse— perfect for summer! I am a purse-aholic so I have too many favorites to name, but right now, I’m loving a handmade bag that I bought on etsy. The handle is made of all different sized and textured beads. The only problem is the beads start to hurt your shoulder after awhile! Oh well, at least I look fashionable;)

  • 283
    Charmaine says:

    What a great project! My favorite purse…I tend to lean towards purses that have pockets…it’s all about organization with me…everything has it’s place…so the purse I am using now is my fave…black canvas fabric with a long strap to sling across my body and LOTS of pockets!


  • 284
    Beth says:

    It takes me forever to find a new purse and I’ll wear out the one I have before I buy a new one. I shopped for a month before I found my current purse and it’s my favorite. I had wanted one from Fossil but when I saw it in the store, it had this ugly tassel on the zipper. When I found a very similar Tommy Hilfiger one, I was ecstatic. When I opened it to see what the storage was like inside, the lining was pink! That sealed the deal since I love, love, love, pink. I always get lots of compliments on my purse.

  • 285
    Kisa Peters says:

    I think that this must be the most beautiful stamped thing I’ve ever seen… the colors are perfect, your sewing is perfect…this is just GREAT. I’m sew excited about it! I don’t sew too well…..but I may just have to attempt this…My daughter would LOVE it!

  • 286
    Regina Davis says:

    No way! This is just the coolest idea!! It makes me want to run out and buy a sewing machine right now!

    My favorite purse is my straw beach bag. It’s strictly a vacation purse only, so when I am using it, I’m always happy and relaxed. You know what I mean?

    Take care – Regina

  • 287
    Karen A in VA says:

    Love the new colors and your purse information. Didn’t know that ink was permanent on fabric. I see some neat birthday gifts for grand-daughters coming up. Thanks…..

  • 288
    Estivalia says:

    the new colors look so beautiful!! πŸ™‚

    and about purses… I fell in love with this one, from Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10830440

    The little pouch is just so cute! I also love then funky and fun mushroom pattern.

  • 289
    sarita says:

    i am going to make that purse as a “diaper bag” for our new grandchild…and maybe one for the grandson that we have now – will be fun for him to put his animals in!
    also right now the purse that i use is my favorite – it’s pink,raspberry color – and my son sent me a special Easter gift – a little pink “peep” with lip gloss..so it’s attached to the zipper pull!

  • 290
    Marjorie says:

    My favorite purse is always the one that I am carrying at the time – I buy one good, big, roomy one and use it every day for several years. I only change purses when I go somewhere like a wedding, and then I use a small one.

  • 291
    Marcie S. says:

    My favourite purse is a brown leather handbag that is just the PERFECT size for what I need to carry! My bestest girlfriend came visiting and had this awesome new black purse and I gasped when I saw it…so I went out and bought my own in brown πŸ™‚ The best part is, it’s big enough for a sippy cup, soother and spare diaper for my little guy!! πŸ™‚

  • 292
    Elizabeth S. says:

    I love this purse!!! My favorite purse of all time was a leather purse my daughter gave to me. I got so many compliments on it.
    Can’t wait to see what else that is in store for us.

  • 293
    Heather says:

    I wish I was as proficient at sewing as I am at stamping! Oh well! I love, love, love your stamped purse. I would say my favorite purse so far is my Coach purse. My dad bought one for me and my sister last year. It was a little thank you to us for being there for him when he was sick a few years ago and helping to keep my mom focused on all the positives!

  • 294
    Linda says:

    Hi, Nichole…
    What a great project! Currently, my favorite purse is a basket purse, the lid of which was hand-painted by my mother, who I lost very unexpectedly in February of this year.
    Mom was a fantastic artist. Although I know I could never paint like she did, this project combines two of my loves, stamping, and collecting purses (can you ever have too many stamps or too many purses?) – and my favorite color is yellow!
    Thanks to your excellent tutorial, perhaps I can make one – although I’d love, love, love to win the prototype!

  • 295
    Vilmarie says:

    Oh, I’m in LOVE!!! I just knew the colors for this month had to include yellow!! I was counting on it, so springy πŸ™‚ The purse looks super cute and it is a great idea for mother’s day! I have to start them soon as I like to give my friends who are moms little presents too! Can’t wait to see the full stamp sets!!! Thanks Nichole

  • 296
    Jenn H. says:

    OMG you are a genius! Your purse is my favorite purse now. I have to make one. You make it all look so easy. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful projects and providing step by step directions.

  • 297
    Vilmarie says:

    oh, forgot to mention that my favorite puse is one that is roomy with lots of pockets for storage!!

  • 298
    Jo Ann Shive says:

    My favorite purse at the moment is a Brighton straw bag with a big daisy on the flap. I love flowers and Brighton so this was a win, win. The inside is lined with the brightest, prettiest flowers. I even named the purse Daisy and that is how even my DH refers to it. Love the Mum and the new colors.

  • 299
    Lauren Pittman says:

    I have an obsession with the Vera Bradley collection! I looooove the Mod Pink purse, I have the whole matching set including the wallet and makeup bag! I love the colors and patterns she comes up with!
    and I absolutley loooove the one you just created here!! Keep up the awesome work! =]

  • 300
    Sue T. says:

    Wow! You made that purse look so easy! Beautiful! Just wondering, do the palette inks need to be heat set on fabric? Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful purse!


  • 301
    Vivian s. says:

    My favorite purse is one that my mama made me many years ago when decopage was popular. It was wooden and looked like a little house. You had to raise one side of the roof to get in the purse. I loved that purse because my mama made it just for me, and I was the only one who had one. But I quit carrying it because it was hard to handle since it was so “stiff” (as wood should be). I will definitely be trying to make one like yours, unless I win of course. The directions are great.

  • 302
    Kearneykrafter says:

    Wow, that’s a beautiful hand-made creation! Loving the fresh lemony yellow colors! I have a new Kathy Van Zeland bag that I’m in love with; a pretty “vanilla” color! Thank you for the chance at this spriny, mouth-watering blog candy!

  • 303
    Jarie says:


    I learned to sew a purse similar to that one back in the early 70’s when I was first learning to sew. I still have that purse. I use it for a hair roller bag. My Mom asked me about a month ago did I still have that bag. I said yes I do.

    Just love your blog and the PTI stamps.


  • 304
    Caren says:

    You make it look so easy! πŸ™‚ I have made several purses but never in combination with stamps. I am excited to try it. My favorite purse is all of them!! (Hee-Hee) I have so many that I can’t pick just one. But I love them the most with lots of pockets, so nothing gets lost in (as my DH calls it) the black hole! πŸ™‚ I just love the simplicity of yours!! A great choice for Spring! Can’t wait to see what is next.

  • 305
    Teresa Byler says:

    My favorite purse was brown. It had a braided handle, had plenty of room inside and a cell phone pocket.

  • 306
    Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    My favorite purse was one I had years ago (in the 70’s) that was hand tooled leather and smelled so great!

    I love how you used your stamps on this great cloth purse! very creative and lovely!

  • 307
    Christine McMullin says:

    LOVE this idea – so summery, so lovely. This simple design actually reminds me a lot of my favorite purse. I love open, tote-bag, style purses that can be thrown over the shoulder. I have to run to the fabric store on my way home tonight!

  • 308
    Dawn Burnworth says:

    Love this purse. Along with sewing I love to make cards. What a purfect combination. My favorite purse is a Prada that I got on a trip to NYC. I bought it in Chinatown. If you have ever been to NYC’s Chinatown you know what an event this can be. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.
    Dawn B.

  • 309
    Heather Fullerton says:

    I have always wanted a designer purse but can`t justify the cost so instead I began felting my own…not quite a designer bag but it is designed. I have onw made in jewel tones I love…purple(of course), sapphire, and gold.
    Retired Heather

  • 310
    melhatcher says:

    I have just recently found your site through a friend. I’m in love! I have added it as one of my favs! Thanks for being such an inspiration.
    My favorite purse is a purse I got two years ago for Christmas from Paper Princess. It is a scrapbooking purse. I have enjoyed adding new designs to it as the year passes.

  • 311
    Elena Lin says:

    I love your new colors and stamps! Plus, your bag is awesome! Now I have to learn how to sew (*blush*). Anyhow, my fav purse is my NineWest medium tote, small enough to bring everywhere, but big enough to tote around my stuff and throw in my kids’ stuff, too. They’re 6 and 7 yo. I think they need to learn how to carry a purse/bag soon, too!

    Elena Lin

  • 312
    Rixey says:

    This is absolutely adorable! I was just saying to myself that we needed a yellow- are you in my head or something? lol
    My fav purse is made from my husbands cammies that he wore in Iraq- we even used his real pockets as a whole piece for pockets- I’ll have it forever.

  • 313
    Anna says:

    Fantastic project! You make it all look so polished by that last picture that I can’t help but love it! Thanks for all your inspiration and, of course, great stamp sets.

  • 314
    Andrea says:

    What a great idea!!! My favourite purse is black with pink accents on it. I have 2 boys and am waiting to see if I have a girl – then I can use it for a diaper bag/purse!!!

  • 315
    Mom2Men says:

    Love, Love, Love the color. I was so hoping for a nice yellow this time around.

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  • 316
    April Z says:

    The purse is so cute and I love the stamps you used. My favorite purse was made for me by my friend. She used the cutest material and pom-poms. I’ve had people ask me if it’s a Bag Daddy.

  • 317
    Charlene says:

    This is soooo cute! My favorite purse was a leather one that looked like a straw bag. It was big enough but not too big, matched everything and because we live in FL, I never had to change purses for the seasons. Naturally, I wore it out but I stil have it. πŸ™‚

  • 318
    Aimee says:

    My favorite purse right now is a small vera bradley purse with teal and brown..

  • 319
    Emily says:

    I love this project! And that flower image is beautiful!
    My favorite purse is my Coach purse! It’s black microfiber with white and light blue stitching. It’s more of a mini duffle bag look, so it holds tons of stuff! I even have a skull zipper pull! :o)

  • 320
    Lisa Carter says:

    I have a “thing” for little purses with short double handles. (I haven’t worn a purse on my shouder since High school.)
    I have a small digital camo one that I’m really into right now. I have the small Longaberger basket one that is too cute. I have one that looks like a little corset, a small wicker type for spring. I also have a tiny oval one that I’ve had since middle school (I can’t seem to part with it…)
    But my favorite is a small black embroiderd purse from Nine West that hubby got for me as a gift while I was pregnant with our first child in 1999. We were stolling through the mall one of our last days as just the two of us when I pointed to it in the store window saying I really liked it…he turned around and went in and bought it without a second thought and gave it to me.

  • 321
    Robin Woods in Liberty Missouri says:

    Learn something new everyday – I didn’t realize the inks would be permanent on fabric. My mother made a lot of my clothes when I was a kid, and started sewing my own things when I was a preteen. I don’t have a favorite purse, per se (although I knitted and felted a really cute one a couple of years ago), but I do have a favorite sewing story. When I graduated from college, I was broke, broke, broke. I had one suit for interviewing and I went to the local fabric store and bought some very inexpensive fabric to make the suit I wore to work on my first day! It was lovely, and I still can’t believe I did it.

  • 322
    Melissa F. says:

    Nichole, I love the purse and am going to have to try making one. I also love the mum stamp and the new colors. My favorite purse is one that is just the right size to fit everything in neatly but not be too big.

  • 323
    Angie says:

    This is adorable, and with your tutorial I know I can make one. I think I may give it a shot, even though I’ve only ever sewed one thing in my life, and it was paper/felt. Right now I don’t really have a favorite purse. I use a diaper bag that my SIL gave me. It’s a disney one, with blue mickey mouse decor on it. I like it, but it gets too heavy! LOL! I guess my favorite purse would be a Tinkerbell one my Boys picked out and bought for me for christmas 2 years ago. It’s too small to fit all my “essentials” but I use it anyway cuz my BOYS bought it for me!

  • 324
    Kacey says:

    How cute! We make purses like that out of placemats. I love finding a great patterned placemat to match something I am wearing. Love the new colors, can’t wait! As for my favorite purse, I’d have to say that right now I carry the kids backpack/diaper bag more than anything, but I have some lovely ones in my closet πŸ™‚ he-he!

  • 325
    Mary says:

    My current purse has a pocket on the outside for my phone…… LOVE that! Don’t know why it took me so long! I LOVE the new colors and the purse!

  • 326
    Kim says:

    My favorite purse is the butler bag. It keeps me so organized.

  • 327
    Lisa a says:

    Such an awesome little purse. What a great use of stamps.

  • 328
    Liz R says:

    My favorite purse is one I got at Old Navy several years ago for about $12. It is cloth with large black flowers on it. It is a long rectangle and is just one big pocket. I always get comments on it when I am carrying it. It is getting close to retirement though….last time I used it I noticed a hole.

    CAN’T WAIT FOR THE 15TH!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 329
    lazylol says:

    I can’t believe you can really stamp fabric and then it is washable? wow, that really gives me a lot of ideas!

  • 330
    Bridget says:

    Nichole..what an adorable little purse..I love sweet, little purses like this..What a great gift idea..It would be fun to fill up with Bath and Body Works lotions/soaps in those bright yellow colors!!! Thanks for the great instructions!!

  • 331
    dr.fine says:

    Love the yellows…so perfect for spring and summer. I love tote bags with plenty of room to toss in everything and go. My favorite bag was a red straw clutch that I used with all my black and white summer clothes. It went sooo well with strappy red high heel sandels. Oh well, mostly flats now!


  • 332
    Denise C says:

    I got on a purse making kick about 2 years ago and about drove my husband out of the house. There was thread everywhere! In addition to a stamp/paper addiction I also have a purse addiction…my new current favorite is my red Dooney & Bourke purse (I got it WAY on sale!!!) I love it and I take it everywhere – even if it doesn’t match my outfit.

  • 333
    Elizabeth Jones says:

    I am so excited for the new products. I have been good all month just so I can pick up the new products! My favorite purse looks like it’s made from an old favorite cable-knit sweater. It is small (only one large pocket and one itty bitty inner pocket) and is the coziest shade of muted brown. I rarely carry a purse anymore, but I always reach for that one if I need to bring along the necessities.

  • 334
    Kristin Z. says:

    My favorite purse is what I call my “travel purse”. It’s big enough to fit a guide book, my camera, and any other travel necessities, without being heavy or bulky. It’s been around the world with me and I love finding random foreign coins and ticket stubs in the pockets each time I use it!

  • 335
    Laurie G says:

    My favorite purse changes with my moods. Sometimes I like a purse that can hold everything and sometimes I like a purse that will only hold my cell phone and wallet. But this purse is absolutely darling and goes right with the feel of the season. Cute!!!


  • 336
    Melissa says:

    What an awesome idea!!! Can’t wait to use those new yellow/orange colors! My fav purse now is a little red purse I picked up at Marshall’s. melissa

  • 337
    Jessica Kuzelka says:

    Sew cute! I wish I was brave enough to try this, but I don’t think there is any sewing in my future.

    My favorite purse is a simple black leather purse I got at Wilson’s. It’s classic and goes with so much.

    ~ jess k

  • 338
    Otter says:

    Well my favorite purse to date was your little purse made from the clear boxes…now I have to change my mind!! I “sew” need to try this!! I’m alittle scared…you make it look so easy.

  • 339
    Amy Overmiller says:

    I love love LOVE this purse!! So cute! My mom is a FACS teacher (formally known as Home Ec.) and I am sending her a link to this project! She’s always looking for cheap and awesome new ideas for her students to make. How easy and fun would this be for them!

    My favorite purse is somewhat similar in size and shape to the purse you made–but the outside is row after row of bright colored ribbonsβ€”so it makes strips all the way around the purse. And to top it off it has bamboo handles–great for spring or summer. Speaking of that purse it’s time to go pull it out of the closest! πŸ™‚

  • 340

    great purse!! i would love to have a chance to win it! I would have to say my favorite purse is the one i have right now…it is artichoke green suede…a tall, narrow one. i probably like it so much becaus eit is the first purse I ever bought a matching wallet. My usual purchase is the basic black leather…so any old balck wallet will do. these match perfectly (the wallet is leather) and I didn’t even buy them at the same store!

    anyway…thanks for the opportunity to win this great purse!!!

  • 341

    I love this! My g’ma was my inspiration and we made many purses like this. My favorite though was one we made with my favorite jeans (using this same technique) when they became too small. I sewed in snaps to close it and used it most of my highschool year!
    I am going to have to get some of this ink to stamp on fabric and make some of these.

  • 342
    Gwen says:

    Wow, I’m DROOLING over the new colors and I know I’m going to have to have this stamp set. That stamped purse is amazing! I want to make one.

    My favorite purse is a little 4x4ish basket with a huge pink silk flower on top and a vintage jeweled button as the closure. It’s tiny, though, so I can’t use it every day but I love it!

  • 343
    Julie Reardon says:

    Wow, my favorite purse. Well, I’m sure like many others that will post here, I have to admit I have a little bit of a purse fetish :-). LOL

    I’ve got Coach, Louis Vuitton, beautiful leather purses in all different colors… but none of those are my favorite!

    My favorite purse is a gorgeous Jade colored silk, embroidered, and beaded purse. A very good friend of mine bought it for me in a village she visited in Vietnam (where her mother was born and she still has some family living). This purse is GOJUS and so meaningful to me. It has these beautiful dark chocolate wooden handles and I absolutely ADORE it.

    My mother tried to “accidentally” take it home – that was NEVER happening. LOL

    While visiting my grandmother in FL I had a bead come loose and one of my handles break free of the fabric. When she saw how heartbroken I was she offered to fix it (she’s a seamstress hobbiest) and ship it home to me.

    It’s now repaired and just as beautiful as ever.

    I’m a lucky girl!

  • 344
    Lori says:

    The new colors are terrific and will compliment the prior releases!

    Seeing how easy you make the purse look to create, I want to get out my dusty old sewing machine and give it a try!

  • 345
    Kris says:

    OmGosh I so love the new colors!I am also anxious to see the Garden of Life. Cant wait!!!My fave purse is a [The only one!} Coach that I had a few years ago. It was so soft and smelled so good. I love leather, good quality, though! I would love to own that purse, too! Kris

  • 346
    Corinne says:

    This is beyond gorgeous and the tutorial was fantastic !!! Thank you for everything that you do !!!

  • 347

    My favorite purse is one that I made a number of years ago. A friend here owned a fabric shop and had classes. One of the classes was to make a purse. I am very sewing challenged and she actually did alot of the work on it but I love it any way. It is purple with purple moose all over it and it has braided leather handles. Love your purse and I *need* to win it!!!!

  • 348
    Debbie says:

    My favorite purse?? Which one to choose from (I own many!!!) Yes, I am one of those girls that can’t get enough purses. I do love the colors you’re introducing this month. Can’t wait to see it all (& get it too!!!) debbie

  • 349
    Melissa says:

    I love anything yellow and would love to win such an adorable purse! My favorite purses are very simple with a large open pocket to toss everything into.

  • 350
    Sue Reed says:

    Wow – that was so easy. I have never stamped on fabric yet, but thinking I may have to give it a shot.
    I am a seamstress and one of my fave things to sew is purses/beachbags. My favorite is made out of a bamboo placemat.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win:)
    Sue R
    Kelowna, BC

  • 351
    Lori McBurney says:

    I love the citrus theme. I am drawn to citrus smells in all of my cleaning products, too. I love the quilted purses that are everywhere. It is carrying a flower garden on your arm. Thanks for detailed pictures in your tutorial because it really helped me to understand your instructions. Great project and I want to make one!

  • 352
    Nicole says:

    Your purse in *AMAZING*!
    I can’t believe that you sew too, and so well! πŸ˜‰
    My favorite kind of purse is on the small side, with a few pockets / slots for organization. I like leather purses as well (when I can afford them!)
    Again, amazing project, and great colors!

  • 353

    My favorite purse to make is very similar to this one (which is BEAUTIFUL!) yet much easier. I make pursed out of placemats using steps 2-4 and then sewing on grossgrain ribbon for handles.

  • 354
    Tricia says:

    Hey Nichole,
    What a great purse! and the card is perfect with it. My favorite purse is a little red leather charmer from H&M. I haven’t been able to use it because my daughter keeps “borrowing” it! Can’t wait to see the April release! Tricia

  • 355
    joella says:

    Thanks for the great directions! My favorite purse is my date purse. It’s small & black & usually empty, except when I’m going on a date and then I only put in it what I need for that night… that way I don’t feel like I’m hefting my whole diaper bag with me on a date! πŸ™‚

  • 356
    Susan G says:

    I love making my own purses so I’ll definitely be making this one. I like ones with lots of pockets inside so I might just add a little extra to your design. Thanks for the chance to win it–then I could get mine faster!

  • 357
    ~Lana B~ says:

    I’m not quite sure how you went from a rectangle to having points to sew?? Guess I’ll have to win this one to see!! haha I just placed a huge order w/ y’all and now i’m just gona have to get more. Ugh! lol my fav purse would be….anything that does NOT look like a diaper bag! I’m SO tired of lugging a mommy bag! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks SO much for sharing!
    ~Lana B~

  • 358
    Melinda says:

    I love the purse. I think it would be very adaptable. I currently tend to use “tote” type bags, rather than formal purses, as I can get more in them and they are more versital when on the move with kids. I currently am using a tote that my husband had gotten as a gift at an education conference, so I am a walking advertisement, rather than a fashion setter. I really like this purse and it seems to be something that I could very easily make. I think my daughter would love it too… (wouldn’t be cute to see mom and daughter with matching trend setting purses????)

    Melinda Andreyo

  • 359
    Sandra says:

    Love the bag! It’s so spring.
    Thanks for the chance.

  • 360
    liannallama says:

    oh, gorgeous! I love the colors and what pretty things!

    My favorite purse was a red leather purse I got for $25 in Downtown LA! I haggled for it and I wish I had gotten two! I used it for a few years before it finally broke down and the handle came off. I haven’t found a purse I liked since then!

  • 361
    Rebecca says:

    Your projects are always so AMAZING and INSPIRING. My favorite purse would have to be one by Coach.

  • 362
    Lennie says:

    I love the fact that you show us all the steps to making the project ourselves! Thank you!

  • 363
    Candi says:

    My favorite purse is one I do not have yet. How can that be? Well, my mom is making them. I have to wait as it take a little while. Here’s a link for the photo.


    My DD gets one before me. But I CANT Wait. My Mom is so talented like you PTI ladies. I can’t wait to show her this post. Thanks so much!

  • 364
    Tracey says:

    I love these colors!
    My favorite purse is navy blue and black with a paisley pattern. It’s small and cheerful!

  • 365
    Leigh Anne says:

    This is soooooo cool! I cant sew real well, but gosh darnnit! I am gonna do this! My favorite purse is a purse my SIL made for my mom. I picked out the material, took me about 2 hours to chose, and she made it for me. My mom loves it and carries it all the time!

  • 366

    Wow! THat is super cute. My favorite purse is a brown purse with different shades of different sized squares on the outside. I like purses that don’t have too many pockets ’cause I like to just dump stuff in it!

  • 367

    wow!!! tHIS PROJECT IS AMAZING!!! TFS! πŸ™‚

  • 368

    Love the idea of carrying around a stamped creation of my own, thanks for the idea and the great instructions!

  • 369
    Roxanne Derheim says:

    My favorite purse was a birthday gift from my husband. It was a Polo Ralph Lauren Black Watch patterned handled clutch purse when that was the big style. I still have it but I will probably never use it again. I loved the pattern and colors, and I would never have spent that much on a purse for myself. Your newly created purse is amazing! Love the new colors especially the Summer Sunrise. Very clever. Have really appreciated all the other recent shares i.e. book and strawberry shortcake recipe!! Thanks for all the sharing.

  • 370
    Tracy says:

    WOW!! I have never combined stamping with sewing before and now I HAVE TO!!!! What a great colour combo! I love the new colours~!
    My favourite purse is one I made to have LOTS AND LOTS of pockets! That way I can keep everything straight!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 371
    Amy Y. says:

    My favorite purse is the brown signature Coach that my husband bought for me as an anniversary gift. I love it because it goes with jusst about everything piece of clothing that I own and it’s nice and roomy.

    The purse you created is adorable! I can’t wait to get my hands on the new sets!

  • 372
    Val says:

    I love the new colors! Can’t wait to order. I usually use my purse till it is worn out — so my favorite its the one I am using now. Since it’s spring, I need a new one and that will be my favorite.

  • 373
    bettylou says:

    I can’t sew very well, but I carry handmade purses! My purse made from cowboy boots by a man in Hawley, TX and the purse made from vintage material by a former student here in Gainesville, TX are my favorites!

  • 374
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    I love the new colours!! Yellow – what could be better for spring!! My favourite purse is my green one…..wait, I mean my purple one, um but I really like my orange one……

  • 375
    Morag MacKay says:

    Wow! Love what you did with the muslin. I may have to try that on a scrapbook page. TFS.

  • 376
    Morag MacKay says:

    Oops… got into the compliment and forgot about the purse. I have a great little black leather on that is super for traveling as it goes across the chest and lies flat against you, carries a tonne for its size and is small enough to go in another bag.

  • 377
    Chelle says:

    ummm…hellloooo…fabulous!!! i adore this purse!!! i can’t wait to try it! and, i will share when i do…i promise!

    my favorite purse is the one i carry most days…it is a sling purse that my sister made with pink and brown fabric…it holds lots or little perfectly! love it!

    thanks for sharing and the pattern!!

  • 378
    Lesa Rapp says:

    How stinking adorable is that? I am thinking these would be great for Mother’s day. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 379
    Ros Oakes says:

    Love your purse. My fav. one at the moment is one my MIL made for my birthday, it is called a frilly dilly purse.

  • 380
    Becky K says:

    Thank you for sharing your creative work! I have never wanted to sew before this tutorial! What an amazing project! My favorite purse is anything other than the diaper bag that I have to carry around nowadays! LOL!

  • 381
    Leeann says:

    Too cute! I too was in 4-H and in one of my sewing projects I made a vest with a matching purse. I thought I was soooo cool with the matching purse when I ‘modeled’ my vest project. The judges must have thought it was pretty good too since I received 1st place and one of the overall awards. Ahhh, good memories!

  • 382
    Kelann13 says:

    My favorite purse is my Louis Vutton Cabos Mezzo bag that my husband gave me for my birthday…with the proceeds going to charity – it was a win win all the way around! Nichole – this is a fabulous bag (and card!) Love it.

  • 383
    Ally says:

    What a beautiful purse!! I’m going to try and make one.

  • 384
    Mary Duffek says:

    Wow!!! beautifully simple purse! How cool is that!
    I can’t wait until the 15th….Whoo Hoo!

  • 385
    Linda Carlson says:

    I think my favorite purse is one I made for our daughter when she was in preschool. I was learning to crochet and made it out of granny squares.It was one of three items she had on her Christmas list for Santa…a baby doll, a purse and a dump truck. She was one happy little lady. That little lady is now in her thirties with two little ones of her own. I love your color combinations; I think that is one of the most creative parts of the process. I really enjoy visiting your blog and am a first time commenter. Hope I have a chance to be picked for your lovely spring bag!

  • 386
    Melissa says:

    I love this purse. I am not really a purse person, as I hate to carry one. But I love any purse that is small but will keep my small amount of stuff organized.

    Love this new set. It is so pretty and the new yellow colors are so bright and cheery.

  • 387
    Julie Smith says:

    oh my goodness. I love this. AND simple! i wanna try it right now. and i LOVE these colors. woohooo!!

  • 388
    Nicki says:

    Oh my goodness! I’m so excited to try this project with the new stamp set and gorgeous colors! Yellow is my favorite! I love pretty much all purses so I don’t have a favorite right now but if I could choose, it’d be any Fossil purses!

  • 389
    Barbara says:

    Heavens, you are one creative lady Nichole.
    I wish I sewed

  • 390
    sandie994 says:

    My favorite purse is one my DD got for me. It has my grandsons pictures on it!!! Love it!! The one you made would be a great summer purse, would love to win it.

  • 391
    Amy says:

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I hope to try these soon for my girls. My favorite purse is also handmade. It is black on the outside with lime, dark pink, and light pink polka dots. It has a lime green funky fuzzy trim at the top. The inside is a funky wave of the same colors. They have the fabric at fabric.com. So love it! Thanks for all you do! Your work and simple, clean designs are just fabulous! Enjoy your fun week! I so look forward to this time every month!

  • 392
    Rox-Ann says:

    My favorite purse was a cute striped summer purse I purchased last year. The colors just screamed warmth and sunshine! thanks for the chance to win this darling purse!

  • 393
    Melissa says:

    Oh, I love release time!!! My favorite purse — how can I choose? My current purse is always my current favorite so we’ll go with that. My MIL gave me a blush colored Brighton leather bag that I am absolutely in love with, being the pink girl I am. Can’t wait to see more – thanks, Nichole!!!

  • 394
    Mary Beth says:

    My favorite purse is my Ameribag!! It’s made with quality, designed for use and looks like a million bucks…wait a minute!! That’s just like the products YOU make for US!! I knew there was a reason I like BOTH!!!

  • 395
    Melissa (smileytexan) says:

    Gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the new release. I’m already thinking it needs to go in my shopping cart!!

    As for purses. . .I’m not a purse girl. I hear the gasps from some of you!! Sorry!! Ever since kids, I’ve found it’s easier without one. So I just carry my driver’s license and credit cards in my back pocket. Maybe one day when the kids are grown and gone, I’ll do purses again.

  • 396

    It’s been so long since I’ve actually had a purse… I usually throw my wallet in the diaper bag. I guess any purse that doesn’t include sippy cups would be my fav.

  • 397
    Tonya Peters says:

    The purse I have right now is not only my fav but everyone else’s too! I can’t tell how many compliments I get on it. I got it at a thrift store and someone made it. Just a simple purse like yours butu with the comments I get on it I think I should start making them myself! I think the ladies like it because it has a beaded handle, sparkly!

  • 398
    Roxanne Stevens says:

    What a cute purse! Currently, my favorite purse is a Vera Badley. Brown microfiber hobo bag. It can hold sooooo much! Of course my accessories, glass case, check book cover,etc. are Vera’s java blue.

  • 399
    Kristy says:

    Way cute!!! I love yellow, too. I am so excited to see what you have in store for us this month!

  • 400

    What an awesome idea! I wish I was talented at sewing. My Mom and Gram would love it. Thanks for the ideas!

  • 401
    Irene says:

    My favourite purse is the one I am carrying right now…..it is huge so I can pack everything but the”kitchen sink” in it….and it was a special present from my Mom and my girls.

  • 402
    Rhonda M. says:

    My favorite purse is a purple Dooney & Bourke wristlet…holds just enough stuff; Had to get it because it is my favorite color :O)

  • 403
    Lisa in Georgia says:

    This purse is so “springy!” I just love the colors and I’m going to have to get some hybrid inks and try this out for myself! Thanks for sharing!

  • 404
    Robbie Rubala says:

    Wow what a gorgeous purse. My favorite purse is one I got 2 summers ago. The design is very similar to yours. It is light blue and white seersucker and around the bottom is a strip of red with blue crabs embroidered on it. It has a red bow on the front and red handles. A really fun purse for the summer. I just may have to use this design and make one similar to mine as alas mine has seen better days! πŸ™


  • 405
    Jen Stevenson says:

    I’m hooked on Coach right now. I only buy either black or chocolate colored purses. I don’t change them that often for me to have every color of the rainbow. I like having only one strap. Two straps and I’m bothered by one always falling, drives me crazy!

  • 406
    Kym says:

    hmmm….I am a Target shopper and I don’t treat myself to too much other than crafty stuff…my MIL bought me a lovely pink leather coach bag…just to say thanks for being a wonderful DIL. I was so touched! Kym

  • 407
    Sheila stamp mom says:

    my favorite purse is one that I inherited from my grandmother. It is a black evening bag that she sewed and sequinned herself. What a treasure! I can’t wait to try your patternless purse. Maybe it will become a treasure to my daughter one day…

  • 408
    Kathyc on SCS says:

    What an adorable ensemble you’ve made, I love it! My favorite purse is a BIG one I bought a couple of years ago for a trip; it’s sort of a celery green with faux alligator trim; I had to buy the matching wallet AND sandals of course! Afterall, how could I carry all my traveling goods!!??

  • 409
    CarolLynn says:

    My favorite purse is a Coach purse that I purchased in 1997–I use it everyday and it will probably last another 10 years or more. Its so durable!!

  • 410
    Carmen says:

    I will have to try to make this purse. It looks so nice and the directions are incredible! Thanks for making them so detailed.
    My favorite purse is one that my best friend sent to me from Guatemala. It has squares in all kinds of colors and has thread hanging out of the material, so it looks hairy. It’s hard to describe, but it is very fun looking and it is big so I can fit all kinds of things inside. The most special part of this purse is that it is a gift from my best friend and it reminds me of her every time that I use it.

  • 411
    Jana says:

    I got married in Las Vegas, so for my bachelorette gift my mom bought me an “across the body swingpack style Authentic Coach” purse. She wanted to buy me something I could keep forever and somethine practical for the wedding.
    I love this purse!!! I’m not the type to have fancy purses, but this purse is sweet looking and great quality!! It’s got the coach logo and silver threads. It mathces everything and fits everthing I need!!

  • 412
    Robb_eeie says:

    You continue to amaze me each and every month … I don’t know where you get all these new and fabulous ideas.
    My FAV purse was one of my first BIG indulgences when I starting working full-time after college … a purple quilted suede purse with a gold chain strap ….that was almost 25 yrs. ago and I still have it and still LOVE it :0)

  • 413
    Brenda H. says:

    ‘Love this purse…it could easily be my fave purse for spring! Right now I just have a black leather organizer..very functional, but not nearly as purdy as this one! Great mum stamp too!
    Thanks for this chance to win!
    Happy Spring!
    ~Brenda H.

  • 414
    Kelly says:

    wow! that is so simple and so very very cute!

  • 415
    Jenny says:

    I LOVE this idea! I remember back right after high school I made some home-sewn bags similar to this. They had inter-changeable fabric bows that snapped onto the front. It was SEW fun! My favorite purse right now is a brown bag with several different compartments – even one just for my daughter’s crayons, notebook and stickers that are a necessity for church and restaurants!

  • 416
    Ramona says:

    WOW! What an eye opener. Amazing! I have made silk scarves but it never entered my mind to make a purse! YIPPEEE! Thanks for showing that. I surely hope I win it!

  • 417
    Laurie says:

    Wow, my favorite purse is a hard one. Since I have a very hard time finding shoes that I can wear, Purses to me are what shoes are to most women. I think though my current favorite just got retired for spring. It is the Coach holiday patchwork. It has yummy rich colors — burgundy, deep blue, and some metallic. It has a leather pocket on the front that has an old fashioned coach tooled into the rich red brown leather. Love it. But I would love to win this one too. I learned a lot with this little post, how to make a purse, that pallet inks are safe for fabrics and permanent and that the pti new colors are beautiful! Love that mum stamp too. Thanks for another opportunity.

  • 418
    HeyHeyPaula says:

    I love the colors and the purse! My favorite purse is a black one with an outside pocket for my cell phone (I never hear it when it’s inside my purse). It also has numerous other pockets inside and a zippered flap so most of the time I can find what I’m looking for. Looking forward to seeing the new goodies.

  • 419
    April Hall says:

    Beautiful purse! My favorite purse is my Coach that my best friend and mom bought me for my birthday….black and browns….my 2 favorite colors!

  • 420
    Susan C. in NY says:

    A purse, eh? I vaguely remember what that is…I’m currently using a backpack diaper bag with the “parent pocket” in the front. πŸ™‚ When I am able to join the purse-carriers of the world again it will be a medium sized one with double handles and a pocket for my cell phone.

  • 421
    Sharon Williams says:

    I love it. All of it, the purse,the colors, and the card.
    Sharon W.

  • 422
    Sharon Williams says:

    I love it. All of it, the purse,the colors, and the card.
    Sharon W.

  • 423
    Sharon Williams says:

    I love it. All of it, the purse,the colors, and the card.
    Sharon W.

  • 424
    Elisabeth S. says:

    My favorite purse is a hand made purse that my guy best friend hand sewed together from his old cameos while he was on ship in the Marines. It’s got really nice stitch work for a guy as well as a military guy. It has his last name on it as well as “marines”. It was so thoughtful, he even made a pocket.

    Thanks for the tutorial, I love it so much!

  • 425
    Christie Parker says:

    What a cute project!! My fav. purse is a Antonio Melani. It’s black leather with silver jewelry!

  • 426
    janet d. says:

    I love purses that organize! Subconsciously, maybe that means my purse will be organized!

  • 427

    I love nice soft leather purses. And they can’t be too big or I will never find anything!! One year for our anniversary my sweetie gave me a Coach patchwork bag. It is beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 428
    Michelle says:

    I think that every purse I own is a favorite for one thing or another. I have a beaded bag that I use on special occasions, I have my everyday purse that can hold fort knox, I have a backpack purse that we use on day trips.. you get the idea. If I bought it instead of stamps I MUST love it.

  • 429
    Anonymous says:

    I, too, learned how to make a similiar style of purse many, many years ago. It was one of the first things I sewed all by myself. Now I love to make different purses for my daughter. She loves ANY purse she gets and has an ever expanding collection!

  • 430
    Kirsten says:

    My favorite purse is one my husband bought as a Christmas present from the kitties!!!! and the matching wallet from the dogs!

  • 431
    Barbara Howell says:

    I love your purse an the new colors are yummy. My favorite purse is a small soft leather with a long sholder strap.

  • 432
    Summer says:

    My favorite purse was a surprise going away gift a coworker of mine gave me when I moved out of state. She took me to a fancy dinner and gave me a beautiful black and white Coach purse and wallet, then she gave me one dollar and said I couldn’t ever spend it because it was for luck! It was a huge surprise and definetely a splurge I would have never treated myself too! I can’t wait to see the new stamps! Cute purse!

  • 433
    Sarah says:

    I only want the purse so I can touch it up close when I make my own! πŸ™‚ I love to make bags and purses using a very similar pattern but hadn’t thought about ribbons for handles- the wheels are now turning.

    But I must admit that I have cheated and my favorite purse is my Vera Bradley backpack. I have 2 small kids and it works well as a slightly stylish purse/diaper bag that I don’t have to lug when trying to carry one in the Baby Bjorn and hold the hand of the other.

  • 434
    Kimberly S says:

    Love the yellow. I don’t have any ink that color. My favorite purse has two small pockets on the outside, perfect because I have to carry two cell phones, and they never get lost inside.

  • 435
    Samantha Stobbe says:

    My favorite purse is my red leather Fossil. I never spend much on a purse, but grandma insisted I splurge on something for myself at Christmas, so I bought it! I love the deep red color.

  • 436
    Sara says:

    My favorite purse is the one I’m using right now. It has 4 different patterns of leather (or non-leather, it’s hard to tell these days) on the outside and plenty of pockets for me to hide stuff in.

    I’m really looking forward to what this release has.

  • 437
    NancyJo says:

    My favorite purse is one I looked at in the store for at least 4 months before buying it. It is a brown leather Fossil purse with an outside organizer pocket. Worth every penny of the price – it never once went on sale the whole time I watched it!
    Can’t wait to see the next release pictures.

  • 438
    Shari says:

    I love your tote bag and card!! Love the new colors, can’t wait for release night!

  • 439
    Shelly W says:

    I don’t really have a favorite purse because I love all kinds of bags!! I love to shop for a new bag. I will have to give this one a try. Awesome job!

  • 440
    Peggy F says:

    This is WAY CUTE!! I really don’t have a ‘favorite’ purse, but I guess I tend to lean towards smaller is better. I don’t like to carry a large purse, the more room the more ‘stuff’ you carry around with you. Peggy F

  • 441
    Holly Stever says:

    Your purse is so cute! My favorite one was one that my mother in law crocheted for me while I was in college (she wasn’t my mother in law at the time!). I appreciated the handwork that went into it and it suited my personality perfectly!

  • 442
    Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    I love the new colours!!! I can’t wait ’til the 15th!!! My favourite purse is actually a purse that I got free with a magazine when I was home in Scotland a few years ago!! It is olive and beigey/cream and kind of retro! I always get lots of compliments when I use it!!

  • 443
    Sandy Knecht says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever really had a favorite purse. The one you made would be my first favorite. I did recently purchase a black and white polka dot bag from home based company called Thirty-One. They have home parties. My order hasn’t come in yet. I didn’t need a purse, but I couldn’t resist the polka dot bag.

  • 444
    Mary Webb says:

    That is such an adorable purse. I totally love it and can’t wait to see the whole stamp set that you used.

  • 445
    Mary Webb says:

    Dang, I was so excited to post that I forgot to tell you about my favorite purse. It’s this little one from Creative Memories that has places for pictures of my son and step-daughter. I love having them right where I can see them all the time!!!

  • 446
    Jaclyn F. says:

    What a tote-ally COOL purse! πŸ˜‰ Love the new colors too! I’m all about the easy open purses, nice to throw in the wallet, diaper and wipes (I have a 4 month old).

  • 447
    Alyse says:

    my favorite purse is a bright shade of apple green, leather and HUGE so i can lug around all my stuff…i love it! just like I’m lovin’ the new PTI colours!

  • 448
    Sandra B. says:

    Love the new colors and the mum! I’ll definitely have to try and make the purse. It is so cute that I will have to try and teach myself to sew. My favorite purse is an organizer purse. It has lots of pockets and a strap that you can lengthen to go crossbody. It’s a great purse to travel with or go shopping with.

  • 449

    OMGoodness – this is just too cool!! I don’t sew, but have always wanted to. My sister is great at it and taught me how to make cooking aprons one year for Christmas gifts. Yes – this purse looks like something I can do and LOVE the stamped fabric as well!! I definitely will be adding this to my projects for this year. Thanks for always stretching us beyond just stamping cards – it is so nice and refreshing! No I may not always want/make the projects, but seeing them is always awesome regardless!! Love the new colors too!!

  • 450
    Christina says:

    I couldn’t possibly have a favorite purse…I just love them all! If I won though – I’m sure it would quickly become a favorite!

  • 451
    Loraine says:

    my favorite purse was more like a tote bag that my kids decorated for me while they were at preschool. very simple but very cute and personal. and one i will have forever.

  • 452
    elana says:

    What an adorable purse! Too bad I can’t sew… My favorite purse was a Banana Republic black and white floral handbag – it’s long since worn out. I’m also a fan of Coach bags, but have limited myself to one a year.

  • 453
    Charlotte says:

    I love your purse. How cute and easy is that. Guess I’ll be going to the fabric store tomorrw. My fav purse is a red leather purse I got from Avon. Everywhere I go I get complements on it.

  • 454
    aviator girl says:

    This is so adorable. Just in time for summer!

  • 455
    Caz says:

    WOW all those comments, I dont really stand a chance of winning, I would love to though, I could never in a million years make one of these. you are very very talented.

  • 456
    Kay Mespelt says:

    Hi- The cloth purse is beautiful and I would LOVE to win!!! My favorite purse is more of a wallet that has lots of compartments. It has a place for everything including checkbook, credit cards and change.Hugs Kay

  • 457

    Beautiful project — what a great way to use the set! I’m really looking forward to the release! My favorite purse is any one that will stay closed and will hold all the stuff that my kids hand me! πŸ™‚

  • 458

    My favorite purse is anything from Vera Bradley. I love the colors, plus the fabric makes them lighter than leather purses. The stamped fabric turned out great – can’t wait to try this even though I’m not much of a “sew”er.

  • 459
    Silvia Mabie says:

    ohhh my fav purse I cary with me wherever I go…it’s rediculously small for a mom of 3, but I lvoe it and I will not part with it! It is black leather and has black leather flowers cut out and adhered to one side of it…gorgeous! It makes me feel like a HOT mamma!

  • 460
    Tammy M says:

    I absoulutly love this purse. I love your color choice and the mum stamp looks beautiful on it. My favorite purse is a handmade bag that my Mothers Friend made for me. It is a colorful bag with lots of pockets for my trinkets.

  • 461
    vanessa says:

    I have several favorite purses. It is hard to pick just one. They are various colors, shapes and sizes. They offer unique uses and have great style.

  • 462
    Deidre Mooney says:

    My favorite purse ever was a black nine west backpack that was fairly small. I used it when we lived in Europe and it had a small zipperered part that was flat against my back where I could keep my passport and my money adn pickpockets couldn’t get their hands on it. I would leave my camera and phone in the backpack where they could have gotten stolen but my important stuff was always safe and I never had any problems…plus it left my hands free to enjoy the sights..this would be a great bag too though!!! deidrelm@hotmail.com

  • 463
    Jessica says:

    What a fabulous ensemble! I love the idea of a gift that keeps on giving, especially when it comes in floral!

  • 464
    Tiffany says:

    WOW!!!! That is about all I can say at the moment while I pick my jaw up off the floor!!!! This purse is sooooo awesome and sooooo doable!!!! I am off to the store to pick up my materials and make me one too.

    My favorite purse right now is one of the new Vera Bradley patterns!! I love the new summer colors and my purse has tons of pockets in it for ALL my stuff!!!!

  • 465
    shannon says:

    I actually don’t use a purse usually…I am always looking for cute bags to use as diaper bags though! One of my favorites was the Longaberger boardwalk basket…it was so sturdy and I didn’t have to worry about it getting too dirty!

  • 466

    This is exactly that I was needing. I have a stack of fabric that I was going to make purses out of. Thanks! My favorite purse is a red leather one I got at Wilson Leather for a song. It is the first purse I’ve had that wasn’t generic. RED is fun!

  • 467
    MaryAnn Grove says:

    You purse is GREAT. My favorite purse is one my Mom crocheted for me when I was in grade school. She also did a Hat to match, both of which I still Have…I am in my seventies and keepsakes are great. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe for a perfect tote purse. MaryAnn

  • 468
    Alta says:

    I have been thinking about making a bag and then you post this! Perfect!

  • 469
    MaryAnn Grove says:

    You purse is GREAT. My favorite purse is one my Mom crocheted for me when I was in grade school. She also did a Hat to match, both of which I still Have…I am in my seventies and keepsakes are great. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe for a perfect tote purse. MaryAnn

  • 470
    Shona Watson says:

    OMG! I am a purse addict – I love all kinds of bags. I’m a sucker for all the magazine subscriptions that come with a free tote! Ha ha! My fave purse right now is my Coach patchwork purse. I think it’s called a “hobo” design. It has a nice big opening for the handles that fit perfectly over your shoulder. I love those purses that you don’t have to keep pulling up on your shoulder! Great purse project – I will have to try one!

  • 471
    Susan B says:

    My favorite purse is a denim and leather combo that is embroidered all over with flowers. The body of the purse is denim an the straps leather. My daughter gave it to me for Christmas. It is lined with red/white polka dot fabric and has lots of pockets, cell phone pocket etc. Easy to find things because the interior isn’t black!

    I love your purse & the new colors are just the best!

  • 472
    Sue D says:

    Love this idea for gifts. I’ve never stamped fabric for a purse but have made them out of placemats and Jeans.

  • 473
    Diane Cooper says:

    Wow Nichole, I think that is easy enough that even I could do it! Thanks for the great lesson! My favourite purse is still on the shelf at the store! I have only started carrying a purse in the last 5-6 years (never got used to it before!),and the one I covet is about $150- just can’t bring myself to spend that much on a purse! One day I might…

  • 474
    Ink-Pattie says:

    I love tote bags of all shapes and sizes, especially for carrying crafts from place to place. I have a co-worker I introduced to stamping, and almost every day she asks me to bring in a tool or two for her to borrow. Having pretty tote bags to carry them in makes it fun and easy to remember to pack up the bag with more stuff!

  • 475
    Becky (my4kidzmom) says:

    I love to ‘collect’ purses! I have a drawer and a shelf of them and am on the constant look out for more! My kids always ask why I change my purse every week or so; my husband just rolls his eyes! This purse is just for cute! Love the idea!!

  • 476
    Jenny Ward says:

    Very cute! I tend to like more sporty bags like Timbuk2 or Haiku. I love what you’re doing at Papertrey! Congratulations on all the success!

  • 477

    Very cute project!!!! As for my favorite purse …. anything COACH. I’m addicted to anything and everything COACH

  • 478
    marla howell - #3291 says:

    great stamps – My favorite purse is a backpack purse. Great work ladies!

  • 479
    marla howell - #3291 says:

    great stamps – My favorite purse is a backpack purse. Great work ladies!

  • 480
    Banu says:

    My Favourite purse currently a small Pink hobo. This is the first I have used a pink colored one and it is fun.

    I love the way you have created this purse making it seem so easy.

  • 481
    Germana Ferrao says:

    Dear Nicole,
    I came across your blog several weeks ago, through Amy Ravsy’s blog – I have been trying to log on to the papertrey website and it just does not do it for me! is it possible for me to order two of the sets, are they wood mounted or clear? Can they be shipped to the UK? I would dearly love to hear form you about the stamps?? I love the purse, and will mail you the picture of the one I make soon!!
    Love and hugs always!

  • 482
    Germana Ferrao says:

    Well, Nicole, I would like to leave you my e-mail address : ferrao23 at yahoo.com

  • 483

    My “favorite” purse needs a replacement!! It doesn’t hold enough. Although, I do prefer smaller purses, and I can manage to fit just about everything in my purse…I can never find what I need when I need it!
    Your purse is stinkin’ cute and I am going to have to tackle sewing one someday. I think this would be a fab mother’s day gift for all my friends! The mum is the perfect look for the purse. And the colors are yummy!

  • 484

    my favorite purse is roomy enough for all those things (including my book and journal) but small enough not to get too heavy ;^) oh, and it is one that I can sling on my back for when I have too many kids in my arms!

  • 485
    Donna Hitz says:

    How bright and cheery for Spring! It is coming, right? We had tons of SNOW lately..
    Love the color! My fav purse is hand painted leather by Jane Yoo. I have several, and a wallet too. (eek!) I’d love this for Spring/Summer tho’ when it arrives.
    Donna in Anchorage

  • 486
    PatsyFW says:

    Beautiful purse! I love the “One of a Kind” look that hints at the personality of the wearer. What a lovely design.

  • 487
    Karen says:

    My favorite purse is cute and stylish like all the little itty bitty bags out there, but is big enough to actually hold my stuff! :> I also love purses lined in fun light fabrics. This purse you made is sooo cute! It also has my mind churning with great ideas….thanks!!

  • 488
    Julie says:

    Oooh, I love your little purse!!! Thank you so much for sharing the directions with us! My daughter will love making this with me. Won’t she think that I am COOL?!?! πŸ™‚ Now, to my favorite purse. . . . That’s tough! I have a sizeable purse organizer, I have so many purses! I found it online, and it is great. Has saved my marriage–and I am only half kidding about that! One of my favorite purses is a great little leopard print Kathy Van Zeeland. It is very fun and current, with some fabulous bling, yet it is tasteful.

  • 489
    annabelle says:

    I love the new colors. My favorita bag right now is my new dooney and burke, because its so comfortable and I can fit everything I need, I have pockets for my cell, its ust wonderful.

  • 490
    Heather Arsenault says:

    Very nice project!
    I have cute little bag that I use for swapping. It’s a child’s gardening tote in bright summery colors. It even has outside pockets like a full-size garden tote.
    Heather A.

  • 491

    I don’t own one but I would have to say my friends purse would be my favorite. I don’t remember the company name but if I come across it I will post it. Anyway the purses are made from Seatbelt straps. And they are WAY cute. My favorite one of the many she owns is a pink and brown one. Love the new spring colors!!!

  • 492
    Janeen says:

    Love the purse! Thanks for another wonderful tutorial. My favorite purse is anything that fits all I need without being too heavy πŸ˜€

  • 493
    Tracey aka cuccicoo1002 says:

    my favorite purse has to be the Vera Bradley bag my BFF got me for my b-day last year…it’s the peacock fabric, which is SO not me, but I LOVE it! It let’s me break out of the norm. Speaking of…weather’s getting warmer (finally!) I can break it back out!

  • 494
    KellyK says:

    My favorite purse is my duffle bag. I take it to work everyday. It is large enough to fit everything I need in it.

    I love your cute purse. I just may have to get some fabric and sew one up!!!

  • 495
    Dragonpynk says:

    my favorite purse ever is my free one from Lancome granted it is really a beach bag but works as a great purse.

  • 496
    Karyn says:

    Hi Nicole! What a great use of that beautiful stamp!! Super work-as always.

    I love purses-so it’s hard to chose a favorite one. But if I narrow it down it would be any of my Coach purses! (of course bought at an outlet-even better!) They are classy and stylish, long-lasting (like PTI!!)

  • 497
    Paula says:

    My favorite purse is an antique beaded purse of my Moms that she would let us use for dances when we were growing up. Your purse is fabulous!

  • 498
    pat from SD says:

    my favorite purse is a bag my daughter-in-law gave me with a place to put pictures of my grandchildren. she supplied me with the purese/bag that had some wonderful pictures of my two wonderful grandsons and my daughter with my granddog. everyone loves the pruse/bag with the cute pictures. ilove your bag idea and to samp it made it even more original.thanks for the great ideas that you always share.

  • 499
    laulief says:

    Nicole, I love your purse! I also love to sew, I am going to try to make one of these! Thank you for all your inspiration!

  • 500
    Janine Titko says:

    I love the colors! So bright and cheerful!

  • 501
    maria vega says:

    I am loving the bag and as I am a bag freak, this would be awesome for my collection of bags, lol… My favorite bag right now is one I got at store called Dots, its yellow , springy and midsized, with flowers around it, its kinda like a canvas bag… the yellow is like the Yo Yo yellow…lol.. anywho, that my fav bag for the moment or shall I say for the week.

  • 502
    Rose Ann says:

    What a fabulous ensemble!! I love it!!

  • 503
    Pia says:

    My favorite purse was a black fendi bag that my husband (boyfriend) at the time stood in line at Filene’s Basement in Boston for. The basement was an experience and you had to fight off people to get to the bags, but he was one of the few men so the women gave him a break! He was so proud of his purchase and I was thrilled with his thoughtfulness!

  • 504
    Chris says:

    Amazing! I was just blabbing with some of my quilt friends that I want to incorporate stamping with my needlework and then you came up with this! It is gorgeous! My favorite purse – I actually don’t like purses but gotta carry one for all the stuff. Either my snowman one which is just too cute or my red paisley print Vera Bradley I bought on a super sale! Thanks for sharing all your talent!

  • 505
    Debby G says:

    My favorite purse is a little Coach clutch with the prettiest Aqua blue trim. I love the new colors, especially Lemon Tart! It is just the right yellow.

    Debby G

  • 506
    Debbie McKelvey says:

    I adore this purse!! I really hope I win because I’m not a seamstress at all. I think this little purse is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. Thanks for giving us the opportunity.

  • 507
    Debbie McKelvey says:

    Oh, I forgot to mention my favorite purse is my backpack purse by Gold Duck. I have round shoulders and the regular purses fall off my shoulders. BUT, I would hang on tight to your beautiful purse if I won it!! LOL

  • 508
    Janet S says:

    What an adorable spring purse! I would love to win it! My fave purse right now is a cute leopard print one with a long handle. It has an organizer pocket on the side for my wallet stuff and two nice smaller pockets for cell phone and other misc. junk. It holds a lot for a small purse.

  • 509
    Liz S. says:

    I could do this! This is so (sew?) wonderful! It’s basically a bagalope, right? Thank you!

    I have to say that my favorite purse was one that a friend crocheted for me in college. It didn’t have a lining, and it sagged, so we called it “The Feed Bag.” I loved it because she made it for me.

  • 510
    Jeanne says:

    my current fave is a black Kathy VanZeeland with great charms and bling on it–so not normally me, but maybe that’s why I like it so much! πŸ™‚

  • 511
    Deborah Anton says:

    This purse is just fabo!! I wish I could sew that good… hmmm… maybe it’s time to learn!! My favorite purse has to be my newest to my purse collection! I love purses, but this one is one my dh got me for my birthday… a Vera Bradley. He even got the matching coin purse and check book cover. Not only is it pretty and functional, but it is something he thought about knowing how much I would love it… It is just perfect!

  • 512
    Alex says:

    My favorite purse ever was one I knit and felted with some remnant multicolored wool. It was a no pattern throw it together and see what we get project and I LOVED the end result. Literally wore it out.

  • 513
    Pam Knox says:

    What a clever idea. I’ve wanted to try stamping on cloth and the tutorial is great!
    My favorite purse is my little leather coin purse. My great grandmother (Granny) always had a small black leather coin purse that she would keep her money in. She would fold the bills and wrap them in a pretty hanky and put them in the purse. It was a treasure to me when she would take out a little change to give me for candy. So I’ve carried a coin purse for years. That way my children could know a little of Granny is in me too. Pam

  • 514
    marie says:

    My favorite purse is a Dakine organizer purse, with a long strap so I can fling it over my shoulder. But I love bags, you can never have enough fun, wonderful bags.
    This one is gorgeous! Pick me, pick me!

  • 515
    Marchelle E says:

    I have tried to use a little cute purse but alas! I never have enough room!

    I did carry around a purse a little larger than a credit card and it was really popular with my friends’ granddaughter! She loved it!

  • 516
    Jennifer says:

    My current favorite purse is my Louis Vuitton. I worked darn hard for the money to pay for that thing! LOL! It is big enough to fit all my stuff in PLUS room to grow. I mean, can you EVER have TOO MUCH stuff in your purse? I think not.

  • 517
    Melissa says:

    I think this is the cutest idea! I’v been looking for a classy way to wrap a gift for a personal shower that I’m going too and this was the perfect inspiration! Thanks so much!

  • 518
    Robin Hanna says:

    Your Purse is wonderful. The stamp set is amazing too. Off to shop for more stamps!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  • 519
    Jamie says:

    This purse is dear!!!!! My favorite purse is one I bought at a craft show. It was made out of a pair of bib overalls and is embroidered as well. I love all the pockets it has!!

  • 520
    Paula Powell says:

    My goodness, what a clever idea and sooooo cute at that. My favorite purse is a little black clutch that is so handy for weddings and funerals. I have used it for years and my never part with it.I love the new colors and appreciate the ideas that you share with us. I will be trying this one for sure.

  • 521
    Marilyn says:

    My favorite purse… it’s a plain ‘backpack’ purse{got it at Wal-Mart}!

    I like to have my hands free to shop and pick up cool new stamping items without having to worry about where my purse is… I don’t care to leave it sittting in a shopping cart either!

    Love the cute purse… simple and easy to follow directions… and the card is like the excamation point on a beautifully written poem.

  • 522
    stampmonkey says:

    I love this purse…and the coordinating card! So pretty!! My favorite purses are handmade — my mom and grandma used to sew a lot, as did I (before I had so many kids -lol). I like fabric purses like Vera Bradley bags, and I have a really cute cordouroy bag I’m using at the moment. If I don’t win this bag, I have a feeling I’ll be making one of these beauties myself…and perhaps even casing that card too. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing the step-by-step instructions with us!

  • 523
    Mellie says:

    My favorite purse I recieved as a gift with purchase for a bottle of perfume. I saw the purse and wanted it so I tried to buy it. When I was told that I had to buy perfume to get it free, I bought the perfume without ever even smelling it! LOL!! I used it all the time until my husband’s puppy Aussie chewed it beyond repair. BUT a friend of mine who bought the perfume too but never used the purse gave me hers for my birthday. I’m too scared to use it tho in case Marco gets his teeth on it! I would have to hide yours too!! I woudn’t want it getting chewed up!! πŸ™‚

  • 524
    Jeni says:

    My favorite purse is a very simple brown leather purse. The best part about it is that the outside is completely interchangeable. You can buy different types of covers depending on your style or mood. They covers are so quick and easy to change. they are magnetic so it takes about 5 seconds to take one of and put another one on.

  • 525
    Joan Schmaltz says:

    Love your purse! My favorite purse that I made was a shrunken knitted one with colored balls on it. It is red and I use it mostly at Christmas time.

  • 526
    Katie says:

    LOVE it…my favorite purses are bright colors and big for all the “mom” stuff

  • 527
    Katie says:

    LOVE it…my favorite purses are bright colors and big for all the “mom” stuff

  • 528
    Adrienne says:

    My favorite purse is one with lots of pockets and slots for cards and such. But, it is nice to have a nice bag like this one big enough to take stuff to work or out to coffee. I like to take the stuff I make to friends to show them and this would be a great little bag for doing just that.
    Also, just seeing this makes me remember how much I love to sew….so, maybe I’ll just have to make one of my own. Thanks for the great idea!!!!!

  • 529

    What a fabulous little purse!
    My favourite purse is my photo purse. I have two spaces in either side of my purse to showcase a 8×10 image so I created a personalized scrapbook layout to fit inside all about “my guys”!
    Ally C.

  • 530

    My fave purse is small and black but has a bold gren ribbon stripe on it. It carries well and is sturdy. But I love the purse on your blog more!

  • 531
    laura says:

    GORGEOUS I love this

  • 532
    Emily N. says:

    This is so adorable! My favorite purse is anything VERA BRADLEY. I love the whimsical look of Vera, and the fact that they wash so well. Important when you have three messy boys;) Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 533

    I really love this garden set. I use a large purse to keep a planner with all my families appointments and activities in it. I also keep a hand made bag (which this would be perfect), to do hand work, embroidery etc. Looking forward to April 15th

  • 534
    Erin says:

    CUET, CUTE, CUTE! I think my favorite purse would have to be the cute little ones that I picked up in London for my nieces. They are white with the London Jack on them. Totally not functional, but super cute for little girls!

  • 535
    jeanne nielsen says:

    I recently bought a beautiful blue patent leather purse to match a bright sateen blue blouse — I was so excited! My husband thinks I’m going through a mid-life crisis since I’m normally very reserved, but I LOVE the color!! I used to sew, then put away my machine for stamping! I may have to incorporate the 2 hobbies more! TFS! Jeanne

  • 536
    Rita says:

    Love purses and back-pack sytle purses. I am particularly fond of BIG bags that can hold EVERYTHING; cell phone, tissues, emergency energy bar, planner, lip gloss, husband’s wallet, husband’s keys, children’s electronic game, etc.

  • 537
    Tracy says:

    I’m a small purse girl….but love me some big totes when I go to the flea market or
    junkin’ (aka..estate/auction sales). But my favorite one is a thick canvas with the British flag on it. I was born there and Mum was born and raised there. Although we live in different states, I always think of her when I’m on my junkin adventures and she gets many cell phone calls when I just have to tell her what I found.
    Can’t WAIT to make me and Mum matching totes! How cute is that gonna be with that beautiful Mum (aahh…get it?…”MUM”)set?!
    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!
    Tracy *Ü*

  • 538
    Connie says:

    Oh…that is a darling purse! Can’t wait to see the entire set. I’m such a flower person! My favorite purse is a lime green leather one I carry in the summer. It has a magnetic bottom that flips down so I can place my sunglasses in it and find them without digging thru the rest of my purse! I also love Vera Bradley patterns…this purse reminds me of them!

  • 539
    Regina says:

    Hi Nichole,
    My favorite purse is pink, and it has lots of pockets and sections for organization. It’s getting very well used, but I haven’t found a replacement yet that measures up! (I’m very particular, but it’s something that I use daily!?)

    Thanks for sharing!

  • 540
    Bev S says:

    My favorite purse was one that I made from denim and appliqued with flowers from some scraps of material. Your lovely purse reminded me of that one. Thanks!

  • 541
    Phyllis W. says:

    I love your little homemade purse and card. Even more your directions are absolutely awesome and understandable. I hate those patterns that make everything difficult.
    Thanks again!

  • 542
    Phyllis W. says:

    I love your little homemade purse and card. Even more your directions are absolutely awesome and understandable. I hate those patterns that make everything difficult.
    Thanks again!

  • 543
    cathy says:

    My favorite purse is one I bought in the market in the Old City in Jerusalem last year. It holds a lot, has inside and outside pockets and the shoulder strap unzips into two straps to turn it into a backpack. Great for traveling! And, it is a beautiful woven fabric that always draws a lot of compliments.

  • 544
    JoAnn Burnham says:

    Great tutortial. Thanks for the idea. I will definitely have to try this. My favorite purse is a brown leather purse my husband bought for me.

  • 545
    mary bartolotta says:

    WELL, i don’t actually own my favorite purse yet. I have always wanted, but never wanted to pay for a Coach bag. I am on my way to losing 25 pounds and when I get to my goal, my husband said he would buy one for me. So I am working toward my favorite purse. thanks for the great ideas and the fab stamp set. mary b

  • 546

    My favorite purse is my backpack purse πŸ™‚ I love how I can put it on my back and it never falls off, hehehe πŸ™‚ I love the purse you made. I made on before almost like it, just alot deeper. I put stuff in it to go to my grandmas πŸ™‚


  • 547
    TanyaS. says:

    I really love this purse you made, I really am gonna have to try it πŸ™‚ My favorite purse is my small leather one with a big buckle πŸ™‚ My husband got it for me for Christmas and I adore it.

  • 548
    Donelda says:

    Nichole, I love how your brain works. This is amazing! I am going to have to give this a try…unless I win it, of course!! My fingers are crossed!

  • 549
    Rochelle says:

    Thanks so much for the step by step directions on how to make it! How darling!

  • 550
    SusanB says:

    OOOOOOhhhh, my favorite purse ever is your way awesome mum purse! But my favorite purse that I’ve actually owned is an inexpensive purse, tight-straw on the bottom half and a Asian-inspired black and pink flower patter on a white background fabric on the top. Plus I love that it cost $12 and came with moisturizer even! (It was just the package for the mosturizer and other stuff gift set..but I bought it for the purse and have gotten lots of compliments on it πŸ™‚

  • 551

    My favorite purse was a straw envelope purse. It was a gift from the family I stayed with on an exchange trip to Mexico City. Loved it.

  • 552
    Nancy says:

    I love this project! Even tho I am not a sewer, I can use these ideas to stamp on a premade tote bag. Just in time for Mother’s Day, too!

    Question: would it be possible to set up the blog to have a “printer friendly” setting, so that when we print out projects, they will line up properly on the page? thanks!

  • 553
    Michelle says:

    My “purse” has been a diaper bag for a very long time now. I’ve been looking around for a replacement, but haven’t found the perfect thing yet. I did pick up some Amy Butler fabric and a pattern, so that might become my go-to purse.

  • 554
    Ann Marie says:

    I love when I get ideas for using stamps with medium other than paper. What a wonderful purse this is, and a great idea for combining stamped fabric with a card. I’m going to use this idea for my Mother’s Day gifts this year!

  • 555

    My favorite purse is my pursue your art purse! It is great for showing off my work and is comfortable to carry.

  • 556
    Tammy says:

    My favoirte purse is my metallic leather convertible backpack purse. It is kind of a pale blush/nude metallic. It goes with everything and holds everything. Not too little and not too big. The bag that you did is SWEET! I adore it!

  • 557
    Tamikko Gordin says:

    Love the spring purse, very cute! My favorite purse is from my daughter, asian inspired with dragonflies on it. I love dragonflies! Its black with bamboo circles for handles. The dragonflies are all different coloured threads with lots of gold for lots of shimmer.
    So excited for you all going to CHA in Florida. Wish I could see you there.

  • 558
    kristine says:

    Thank you Nicole for posting this!! I just made one (a tad larger to fit my knitting needles) and now I’m teaching my girls to sew one for themselves!! πŸ™‚ Love your easy-to-follow directions. THANKS SO MUCH!

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