So I kind of love this purse . . .
This is the No. 10 Charming Tote Bag by I Think Sew. I just love the asymmetrical handle and the way it attaches with a button. After I saw this version on Flickr I knew I had to make one.
I bought this pattern along with the No. 22 Pleats Shoulder Bag for a whopping $5.50. Score! (You can find the combo deal here.) Why so cheap? The designer calls these "sewer friendly" patterns, which basically means there are very few instructions included and you need to be very comfortable putting the bag together on your own. If you're comfortable with making pleats and installing magnetic snaps and other general aspects of bag making, then you'll probably find these patterns to be a pretty good deal. If not, I think you can find the full version of each pattern on her website, but you'll pay about $7.00 per pattern instead of $3.50 apiece.
I always seem to forget how tedious bag making is! So many pieces to cut out, interfacing to deal with, and so on and so on. But this one is so cute, it was totally worth it. I made it for a friend and I'm happy to report that she loves it too!