Do you have them? Little things you do every year around the same time…that by now have become a ritual? I do! I’m ending my 33rd year in the teaching profession and I can finally say that I will be retiring at the end of the next school year! Woo hoo! Longgggg time coming…
One of my rituals through the years is buying or making a new purse for Back to School. The night before the first day of school for teachers every August, I would put away my fun summer bag and put all my stuff in the new purse as a way of changing my mindset from summer time off to back to school/work!
So, when I saw this purse pattern the other day, I knew it would be just the perfect one to make for my Back to School bag! I just love it!!
What do you look for when making/buying a purse? I use a purse insert instead of a wallet and checkbook, card case, etc….
so the first thing I look at is the size to make sure it will fit in the bag. Second is the straps. Most of the time I like a shoulder strap so my hands are free.
And of course, the color…well, it’s hard to find one purse that goes with everything… but this one has ties that can be made to match just about everything! And what’s more, I made this quilted purse last year
and wore it out… but it has a bunch of ties that would fit this new purse perfectly!! So, I could quickly make this purse and already have many ties to choose from. This is the pattern I used..,very quick to sew up!!
So, I am all ready for my late August ritual!! Now, on to bigger and better projects!! Today is the last day at summer school!! I am SOOOOO glad it is finally over! It will be really good to be off for a few weeks before it starts all over again on August 29th! Still in the mood to sew on fall fabrics… hoping to cool off these hot temps, I guess!!
So, what are you working on?