This is it, Seamstress Erin's Presidio Purse, made from old jeans. Her pattern is released for sale today and it's fabulous! The bag its self will never fail you. You really will fit everything in it, including your kitchen sink. You can customise it to suit your own look, and her instructions make it really easy. Oooo! Erin's hosting a sew-along in January. That'll be fun and helpful too, especially for anyone who's not made something like this before.
Being my usual, impatient self, I couldn't wait for the official release and convinced Erin to let me in as one of her test sewers.
You can see how massive it is. I'm not kidding when I say you can fit everything in it.
The released version now has more gathers in the inserts, or there's also a flat insert option.
There's a choice of two handle styles. Both are strong enough to take all of the weight you can throw at them.
I found some old Union Jack lining that seemed to fit in quite well and reminds me of Carnaby Street, during the London Swings era.
Erin's really thought about the details too. The pockets are perfect for holding all the important things in your life, with special places for pens and phone, as well as a larger pouch for money, kindle, keys...