I wanted to make my gifts for my bridesmaids. I figured it would be that much more personal. I used Michael Miller/Sandi Henderson Farmers Market in Spring Apple Dot fabric. Lordy was it a painstaking process. It literally took blood, sweat, and tears. First, I had to figure out the purse shape pattern, which took a few muck-ups to get right. I eventually came up with a pattern that worked and from there three more purses were born. Needless to say my fingers got quite a bit raw and bloody getting the fabric in the purse frames. Alas, I persevered through the pain and ended up with 4 cute and personal clutches for my ladies.
Lisa at u-handbag.typepad.com has a lovely tutorial that helped sooo much!