I’ve wanted to make a red, white, and blue purse for awhile and finished this just in time for Memorial Day! The original pattern was Charm Party Tote, a tote that was open at the top.
However, I wanted this to function more as a purse, so I added a zipper.
The bag has fusible fleece on the interior and exterior, and features some light quilting. I am going to experiment with using different combinations of fusible fleecing for the lining to see if I can find one that makes this less bulky. The outside uses 24 charm squares, and then I used the leftover squares to make the pockets.