noelle o designs

creativity + sewing + upcycling inspiration

fabric, purses, sewing

art purses

handmade purse, blue lagoon fabric, art purses
Today I finally got some handmade purse up on Etsy. Holy crap it takes a long time to make bags but especially to list them one by one on Etsy.
This little purse is called Blue Lagoon and is dedicated to the last full day of school (today) for my kids. And now it’s time for fun in the sun and the water- and getting used to being together all day everyday- yikes.

handmade purses, polka dot ruffle detail, art purses




Here is a detail shot of the Polka Dot Ruffle purse.  I love to make lots of different functional items, but art purses are really challenging fun to make. What’s better than showcasing a truly one-of-a-kind bag to match your individual style as you’re walking around town?



Here’s a tutorial on this handmade purses pattern, got a great bag idea and love to sew? Make an art bag for yourself!


  1. Midge

    May 29, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    I love your purses! I’m glad you are putting them on Etsy cause I still want one.
    BTW Ikea has some of there super cute fabric on sale for 1.99, I just decided I was going to go there for breakfast tomorrow and get some.

  2. The Wilkinson Clan

    May 31, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I love your new heading for your blog. I think it’s the best one yet.
    Yikes! When do the kids get out of school? We still have until June 18th. I can’t believe that I’ll be teaching in Utah this fall! Anyone need a house in NH?

  3. val

    June 1, 2008 at 5:06 am

    your purses are amazing! Love the lagoon one……….

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