She chose the fabrics. (you may recognize the interior fabric?) I guessed at how much yardage I would need and proceeded to cut out the bag. Or should I say, I cut out one side of the bag. (There are actually two sides to a purse, right? Sometimes I amaze myself that I'm able to get anything done with the immense amount of my brainpower...having so much brainpower can make one muddled you know... that must be it!)
The 'scariest' part of it all (if you can call it that), was throwing the purse into the washing machine and dryer to see if the technique worked. We both like the faux chenille look and the size of the bag. And what's even better...she's been actually using the purse for a few weeks now! Yay!
And if I'm really brave, I might add a zipper (now that I'm an 'expert' zipper maker, you know)? Then I'm toying with the idea of making it into a pdf pattern to share...anyone interested?