After I started cutting the fruity material, I realized that when I folded it in half I had two different patterns, the cherries and the fruit, so I decided to just use the same material for all the ruffles. I cut the ruffles 6 inches by 30 inches, which was the width of my fabric.
I had these three pieces leftover from an apron I had made and sewed the tops down to finish them, then zig-zag stitched around them instead of folding them under and stitching. It's not like anyone would see them.
I forgot to take a picture, but then I sewed about three lines up the pockets to make more pockets. I left one pocket pretty wide on the yellow gingham where the pink paisley pocket is. I am going to add a flap here, so make sure you do that now if you want a big pocket. The pocket flops open too much.
I cut 3 strips of fabric about 37 inches long and three inches wide. I realized for the handle that it was not wide enough, so the second handle I cut the strips wider, the wider the strips the bigger the handle (I highly recommend cutting them 4-6 inches wide for the handles), I made two handles for stability, but sewed them next to each other as if they are one handle instead. I like the look. You can see what I'm talking about in the bottom picture.
I sewed the lining together right sides together, (which is correct) but turned it wrong side out (which is not correct, as you can see in the picture) so I thought I made a mistake, ripped the seams out, sewed it together wrong, only to realize I did it right the first time, ripped my seams out and resewed it! LOL Don't forget to box the seams of the lining also.
Why I suggest the lines for the ruffles, they were crooked on my ruffle dress for my niece: http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/03/easy-ruffle-dress.html
How to make casings: http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/06/easy-casings.html
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I hope this tutorial made sense, if you have any questions or suggestions please share! It took me a week to figure out how to make this purse, but I couldn't be happier with it!