For her birthday, my mother-in-law wanted a new bag for church to hold her essentials. This is my favorite kind of project--one that has just enough specifics to narrow down the size and functionality of the bag, but with no specifics on fabric or style to allow for creativity and fun.
I recently checked out this book from my library, after reading about it on someone's goodreads list.
The book is full of fun, relatively simple projects for any level of sewer. One of the projects was called Pleated Beauty Handbag. It seemed like a fun, unique bag that would suit this purpose.
My mother-in-law loves blue, so I found a couple of contrasting blue fabrics to use for the outside, and a beige upholstery stripe to use as the lining. Because the author encourages bending the rules, I added another pleat in the middle of the bag.
Here is the final product. She should have already received it in the mail by now, and I hope she likes it. Happy (belated) Birthday Mom Fuller!