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Compartment Travel Purse

Apr 15, 2012
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Completed Purse. Front flap has magnetic closure but also zips at sides for added security. Using chain instead of leather or fabric strap makes it difficult for purse snatchers to cut strap.

I wanted a new purse to take on vacation, that had security features but would also carry everything I needed within easy reach. I designed this purse with pockets that would hold all the usual items I carry so that the interior was not just one big jumble. The flap on the front side holds slots and pockets for cash and credit cards, but uses two side zippers to keep it securely closed, when needed. Otherwise, it also has a magnetic closure. I used an old chain belt as the strap, which adjusts to accomodate holding it over the shoulder or across the torso.

Total cost was under $25. I played around with a muslin test design at first, but most of the construction I made up as I went along. It took me around 20 hours over the space of a week from start to finish.

I decided not to wait for vacation, but will start using it every day!

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  1. User avater TTrdh April 25th

    Great design and construction! Did you keep a pattern for yourself to make another? This would be a useful and popular pattern to share, if you would!

  2. User avater purdygirlpeg April 16th

    Great idea and beautiful workmanship!

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