Camelot Purse

I was approached by a coworker to create an anniversary purse for his wife. It was a challenge, and I took it on! He has given her handmade gifts for many anniversaries, each with a theme, so he wanted to have a purse that had something of all the various themes in it.

From Camelot

Some of those themes included: Camelot, Star Trek Voyager II, “forever frogs” frogs that were joined by an unbreakable bond, Moulin Rouge the movie, his wife’s Japanese and multi ethnic background, Egypt, Shipwreck treasure, Folklorico dancing and a screen play. I decided to go with basic black repurposed suede, have a lovely cotton quilt fabric lining, and 7 or 8 pockets. I can’t remember now how many. Also, the little “gnome” zipper pull has a significance as well, and it’s hidden inside the purse.

From Camelot
From Camelot

I haven’t made purses in awhile, but it was fun to get back into it and make a special something that no one else has, for his “special someone”. If you click on the link below the pictures, you can see the other pictures.

2 thoughts on “Camelot Purse

  1. Well, i knew he wanted lots of pockets, so that made it easier to group some on a pocket. I started out using a four gore skirt, thinking I’d use a gore for each theme, but then I decided pockets over top added interest, and functionality, and it was a way to cluster them and move your eye over the purse, but not have it be too cluttered.

    He had some charms and I had a bunch in my collection that worked, including the ring with a dice on the top, as a diamond, because they were married in Las Vegas!


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