Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Butterfly Sling Purse

As part of the Bag-a-Month Club I received the pattern for the Butterfly Sling Purse, designed by Janelle of Emmaline Bags. I finished making this bag on Sunday. This bag is like carrying a wallet that is also a bag. Lots of credit card pockets, a zippered pocket that fits cash perfectly, a slip pocket and zippers that keep the credit card pockets closed, plus magnetic snaps to open and close the whole thing too. There's an adjustable strap so you can wear it across your body. Very handy little bag for a woman-on-the-go who needs to bring essentials only with her, like cash and credit cards, library cards, etc. Here is my version of the bag~
I  had some light colored denim that has silver glitter dots all over it, so I decided to use this fabric to make this bag.
I didn't have a twist-lock that the pattern called for so I used a magnetic snap to close the bag and added a pink butterfly button as decoration on the outside. The butterfly button goes along with the bag name and the lining fabric which you will see in the photos that follow.
Looking down into the bag you can see those 2 zippered tops which when opened...
...are the credit card pockets. There are 6 credit card pockets in this zippered section and...
...6 credit card pockets in the other zippered section too, for a total of 12 credit card pockets! See the pink butterfly fabric that I chose as the lining fabric also goes along with the butterfly name of the bag and the butterfly button I sewed to the outside of the bag flap.
This pocket inside fits cash just perfectly. I had the cash inside the pocket, but it was hard to photograph so that you could see it.
When you unsnap the bag it opens up flat like this. Just make sure that you do not have anything in that large slip pocket if you open it like this or it will come tumbling out, lol!!!
This is how the back of the bag looks.
If you know me, my bags are not complete unless I make zipper pulls for the zippers. I made the 2 tops zippers pulls like this one. And if you noticed the pocket that holds the cash has a pink center bead with 2 blue beads like this one but colors are opposite placement. 
If you love this bag and would like to own it, I have it listed for sale in my Zibbet Store. If you want to make this bag yourself you can join the Bag-of-the-Month Club and make your own Butterfly Sling Purse.
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  1. Great little bag and I like your fabric choices. I'm going to go look at the bag of the month club. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That's a great casual bag! Love the glitzy denim for shopping and everyday use.

  3. the heck did you sew it so fast...I finally got my zipper for the January bag...Februarys I haven't even thought of and your done!
    Great job!

  4. What a cute back Daryl!!! I carry this type of bag all the time because the bigger bags kill my shoulder :)

  5. You were so fast! Very nice details. You even included a butterfly button and fabric to honor it's name. I think is a great bag. I haven't start planning mine yet. Did you include your pictures in the Flickr Pool?

  6. Great job Daryl! :) LOVE it and those zipper pulls! :)

  7. I almost hyperventilate when I think of adding a zipper to a I'll never say "never" and someday I may get brave enough to sew a cute bag like this. Nice!

  8. You really are the best at making purses and bags with so many wonderful pockets and places to put stuff. Love all the coordinated fabric and beaded zipper pulls. Creative Stitching Bliss Dear...

  9. That was quick!!! I haven't even done January's bag yet never mind February's. As you know the weather here is really bad and haven't been able to sew for the last 6 days so I'm falling behind terribly. I love your bag, it looks so useful and love you fabric choice. I think when I make my bag I will make that bottom pocket so it opens at the opposite end that was nothing will fall out when it's opened.

  10. Great bag, I love all the pockets, I think its a perfect bag for traveling, small yet you can carry a lot.
    great job and love the butterfly pin or is that a button?

  11. Beautiful!!!! I love the bag..... so many pockets is a dream!!!!! You did a beautiful job! I also love the fabric .....definitely this is a beautiful pattern !
    LOVE IT !!!!!
    Marisa :)

  12. Oh gosh I missed this one too:) I love how it turned out with the pretty fabric inside. Who doesn't love lots of pockets right? I like the butterfly and the charm, very pretty Daryl!

  13. This turned out so lovely! The butterfly is fantastic. I love it!

    1. Thank you PMQG. You are a no-reply, so I couldn't email you a reply. I appreciate your comment.


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