Saturday, July 29, 2017

Prairie Girl II

I was asked by a friend to make another Prairie Girl, this one for her trip west. The fabrics and zippers were her choice. I picked the hardware, and did the sewing.

Prairie Girl #2, this one in chambray in a denim colour. The zippers are metallic silver.

The front pocket, showing the book print. It is called Literary by Heather Givens. I didn't realize, until I had the fabric under the Ott light, that there are words in the background, in a very pale turquoise. Very subtle.

Top pocket number one, with a better view of the zipper. I used a couple of two way separating zippers and cut them in half, since the store didn't have purse zippers in appropriate lengths or colours. I like the zipper pulls on them.

I added a second inner zipper pocket to the back compartment for keys. I have been using my Prairie Girl for over a month now, and I don't like that I keep losing my keys in the bottom. I need to retrofit something to my back.

All and all, I think this one came out very well. I like this pattern and think it is a great bag for daily use.


  1. It came out very well indeed! Love the fabric choices - they are very distinguished.

  2. I like it, too! Very nice. I think the extra pocket for the keys is a good idea. You did a good job!

  3. Love the book fabric, it is a unique way to use it. Would never have thought to use it as a lining for a bag. Neat!