I love crocheting purses, and I am especially fond of the smaller coin purses and makeup bags. They are such a convenient size and I have found any number of uses for them over the years. One thing I have learned is that they can be very useful when I want to travel light, like on a shopping spree. I just throw my phone, a credit card, and a lipstick inside, zip and go!
Originally, the bags were just little zippered pouches, however, over time I realized I could make them more convenient by crocheting a key ring into the design and making a strap I could attach to that key ring. This made them super easy to loop over my wrist and carry.
I realize that those of you who have purchased my patterns might enjoy having a strap to carry your coin purse or clutch, so I’ve created a short video showing you how I macrame the strap from the leftover cord and a few pieces of hardware you can buy for 50¢ or so. It is perfectly coordinated with your purse and adds a whole new level of usefulness to your bags.
Interested? Here’s a link to the YouTube Video! Be sure to follow my channel for more useful tips and tricks to make your crochet projects great!