First thought upon completion? Wow, that took a long time! :)
A friend found me a free online pattern for a simple purse, so I decided to try it out yesterday. I used material from a used huipil made in Tactic and a used corte (not sure where it was made).
Who know it was so very difficult to sew a straight line? This was my first attempt at the strap. Check out the stitching - Ha!
corte material (which I also used for the lining), because it barely shows stitching. There are still a couple crazy wiggles in my lines, but it was definitely better. I'm thinking of using a piece of cinta (hand-woven ribbons that many indigenous women use in their hair) as the strap next time because turning the strap right-side-out after sewing it was a major pain! It took me about a half an hour!
Here's the finished product. The second photo shows the lining, pocket, and velcro closure. My two-year-old is obsessed with coins and has apparently already put one in this purse!