My paper pieced Union Jack turned into a purse after all. I had some doubts whether it would be too small to use it as a basis for a purse, and I did not want to add any borders. But after some consideration, I had the idea of adding a border at the top side only.
I added a very small border strip at the bottom side, too, in order to not lose any part of the flag itself to the purse’s bottom.
I wanted the back to look plain but not too plain. I machine quilted very little and added five buttons burrowed from some old shirts.
I decided on sewing two loops to the purse’s sides in order to be able to vary the straps in future. Though chances are low that I am ever going to change them … now that I made this fabulous braided strap. It is durable, yet not too stiff and comfortable to wear.
The purse holds my money, tissues, keys and one or two cough sweets. More than enough to go anywhere, isn’t it?