The only problem was that the bag would not be sturdy enough to hold all of the things I keep in my purse, I think I actually have fit arms because of the weight of my purse :) !
So, it was time to get creative. I decided to only make the outer shell of the bag crochet and actually sew a sturdy fabric bag for the inside. I had this pretty purple leftover yarn from another project and thought that it was a nice spring purple color so I went with it. The only problem with this yarn is it is very soft and I was really worried (after I crochet the section I wanted) that it would not hold up well. I just hate that feeling of Oh'no! I just waisted HOURS on something and it is not going to work! I had that feeling on this one. But, I went a head and planned out the fabric portion of the bag and pieced together a rectangular shaped bag and lined it with an iron on interfacing I also added reinforcement in the form of cardboard to the bottom. I did alter the crochet pattern for the purpose of having a bottom to the purse. I made a rectangle base before I started the pattern and just made it the size I wanted to bag to be, then I cut the fabric to match the size of the crocheted portion.
I added a few interior pockets to hold my cell phone and lip gloss etc. I also added a few fabric flowers and a super cute purse charm I found at Michael's :)
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