Stitch - Day 4 - Rainy Day Purse

Imagine my excitement opening an email from the Sew Daily Blog showing my purse on the cover!!!
It was pretty darn exciting : ) 

This purse uses an easy paper piecing technique to make the border.
I used some of my favorite vintage inspired aqua scraps.
The handle and umbrella tip are appliqued.
The back of the purse has a gathered pocket to hold your compact umbrella!
The text print is from Sweetwater and is now out of print.  Their new "Mama Said Sew" line has the exact same print with different text.  You can find it in a few different colors at Sew Me a Song and Pink Castle Fabrics.
Stay tuned for a give-away tomorrow!
Happy Sewing!


  1. What a cheerful purse to carry on a rainy day!
    Love the little umbrella pocket!
    Still impatiently waiting for this magazine to arrive at my local book store!
    Congrats on a beautiful cover shot!!!

  2. Congrats on a wonderful purse and accomplishment. Well done!

  3. It's so cute! I love the way they photographed all your projects too. YOu must be pleased.

  4. What a sweet purse and congrats on being on the front cover......of course I can understand why!!

  5. Congrats on being on the cover! Very cute purse.

  6. Well done you AGAIN. It is definitely gorgeous malorgeous and so deserves to be on the cover.

  7. This is why I bought the magazine ~ this umbrella bag is so cute! It's another one on my list to make! You are so darned talented!

  8. Adore this, Charise! Your style is so easy on the eyes...

  9. Charise, I've already told you how much I loved this bag the first time in the sew daily's newsletter and
    I loved it more after finding that 'you' made it! It is such a beautiful bag! The gathered pocket for an umbrella reminds me that I wish I had a bag to hold my umbrella like that when I was in Seattle! You are just so creative! Love all other projects you made for the mag too!!


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