I make a lot of bags. I would love to use a lot of my different purses, but I confess I don't. So what about a purse organizer? I have seen some patterns/tutorials here and there that looked okay. Then I found The PortaPockets Purse Insert Pattern by Studio Kat Designs, and it looked like exactly what I was needing.
This is an awesome purse organizer. I made the large insert because I have a lot of stuff! Plus, I usually carry bigger bags. It actually is more of a giant wallet. You have room for six credit cards, bill fold, zipper pouch for coins, two inside pockets, pen holders, and four outside pockets, plus a roomy interior on one side.
Not for the faint of heart or for a quick project. There are SOOOO many pieces she makes you cut out, and of course for some reason I cut about six of them wrong. Definitely, NUMBER your pieces if you are going to make this. I kept sewing wrong pieces together, and I almost pulled my hair out. Plus, the binding at the end involved a lot of hand sewing. It took me several hours over the course of a few days to make this little thing.
In the end, I am pleased with the result. Just be sure you really WANT to make this. :0)
Outside- Loving these polka dots.