I finished my Nana’s purse! She loves it, of course, she picked the fabrics. The crazy patchwork section of the bag is made from silk neck ties. The rest of the purse is made from outdoor canvas and suede. My favorite detail of her bag is the back of the strap, I used the skinny part of the necktie, I think it really brings everything together.
It isn’t something I would have put together myself, but that makes it special for her and I. When I was little Nana made me dresses all the time and always let me pick the pattern and fabric. She admits she didn’t always like what I chose but would sew it up anyways, and be pleasantly surprised in the end. This was my turn to give Nana exactly what she wanted, and I really enjoyed doing this for her.