A friend/coworker carries one of those satchel-type handbags and I noticed that she was having difficulty finding anything in it since she has to carry so much with her all day. Her purse is a combo handbag/brief case/tote... so I decided to make a purse organizer for her.
I had found a cool purse organizer tutorial that I used, except I made it longer... since Tina's purse is at least 14-16" long. I went stash diving and came up with...
I pieced two strips cut from each FQ, and then used the iron-on purse batting/lining stuff to give the "outside" some body.
After pressing on the lining/batting...
I sewed the two pieces of fabric together, leaving a 3-4" opening for turning.
I clipped each corner....
Next, you fold the organizer-to-be up about 3" and pin.... and then stitch "pockets" in the organizer.
The purse organizer tutorial states adding 1" to the width of the various items you need to organize in your purse. Since I don't know what all Tina carries in her purse.... I used suggested measurements plus a couple of sections to hold pens/pencils.... and another to hold her Splenda packets!
Once filled with your stuff, your purse is organized.... and it's easy to transfer stuff from one purse to another! A good thing about this type purse organizer is that you can fold it to fit whatever size your handbag is.
I like that you can tuck your billfold/wallet and other larger items between the folded purse organizer. If you don't need one yourself... I think this quick project would make a very nice gift!
The original tutorial for the purse organizer can be found here.
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Someone wasn't too excited.....