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Striking Stripes Purse

Add some pizzazz to your wardrobe with a trendy bright purse composed of a multicolor stripe that stands out against a black-and-white print binding. The fabric-covered button and adjustable strap make the purse both stylish and functional. Fabrics are from the Midnight Gardens collection by Susie M. Robbins for P&B Textiles.

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Inspired by Day to Night from designer Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts
Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller

5⁄8 yard green dot (lining, bag bottom insert)
1 yard multicolor lengthwise stripe (outer bag, strap)
1⁄2 yard black-and-white print (bag sides, strap tabs, binding)
7⁄8 yard of 20"-wide lightweight iron-on fusible interfacing
7⁄8 yard of 20"-wide fusible (on one side only) fleece
2—1-1⁄2"-diameter O-rings
1⁄2"-diameter magnetic snap closure
1-1⁄2"-diameter button to cover
3x11" piece heavy cardboard or plastic mesh

Finished bag: 12x8-1⁄2x3" (excluding strap)

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.