My sister is quite the fan of "The Wizard of Oz" (so am I but probably not as much). She has also been looking for a new purse because the one she had been carrying was getting a little worn out. The picture below is the handle of her old purse after I picked the stitches out and ironed it flat.
We had been looking for a purse for a bit, but hadn't really found anything she liked. Until one day when I coaxed her in to Hobby Lobby, and we came across some "wizard of oz" material. While her old purse had definitely seen better days she still liked the shape and size of it. So, I volunteered to make her a purse out of the wizard of oz material. She was rather excited and accepted my offer.
So, I took her purse home picked it apart and used it as a pattern for a new one. It was fairly simple what took the longest was the quilting. Her old purse was a Vera Bradley and the material we bought was not pre-quilted.
I think it turned out quite well. My sister seemed to like it, what do you think?