Something things just come together unexpectedly. A couple of months ago I got two 20-yard spools of grey satin ribbon and a bunch of grey and gold buttons from a discount fabric store by fishing into a huge pot. From the beginning I wanted to use them on a purse. But how? Then I saw a really inspiring picture of a pretty purse made by a french designer. A few days later, someone gave me a yard of this wonderful grey suede-like fabric. And it all clicked together. I spent the weekend planning and sewing... My new button purse.
The shape is a pretty simple book bag with a rounded corners flap.
Then I wennt to town with the ribbon, setting it up in a pseudo-plaid pattern
A lot of thinking went into the layout of the interior:
Of course the choice of a nice lining fabric... Grey and yellow are so perfect together
The main compartment is divided in two large sub sections, Each with inside pockets
I added two large pockets in the from for easy access of essential items : cell phone, sun glasses and access badge for work
Love love love it .. and my iPad fits in there perfectly!