Hello friends! So glad you took time out of your busy day to stop and check out my latest purse. I'm so excited to share this cutie with you. You may, or may not know that my sister recently asked if I could make her a conceal and carry purse. I had no idea what I was doing, but gave it a go. The idea was to find an awesome purse design and then try to convert it to a conceal and carry purse.
We ended up choosing a pattern by ChrisW Designs called the Bella Bag. If you like it you can purchase the pattern HERE. (This is an affiliate link and I will be compenstaed if you make a purchase)
I made the purse first to see if I liked it. Well, I LOVED it! Obviously you guys did too because it has become one of my most popular post. I also received numerous request from friends and family to make them one. You can see some of those creations HERE.
Well, a co-worker saw my sister's pink camo conceal and carry purse and wanted one for herself, except in purple camo. Let's check it out!
What is wrong with me this morning? Forgive the rambling! I think I need more sleep.
THE CONCEALED POCKET
|Notice the snaps at the top of the gusset-great feature.|
I am SO pleased with how this zipper turned out. Let me show you my 1st attempt at this zipper.
camo purse, I used a 9" nylon separating zipper. I cut the zipper down to size, which ended up being a mess. If you look at the very top of the zipper you can see it looks sloppy. This was actually the better side. My sister says it is just fine, but she did not have to pay for it. A paying customer wants perfection and so do I.
|Zipper opening to concealed gun pocket|
|The gun pocket has an ~6.5" opening.|
Inside the pocket I sewed in two strips of 2" industrial strength velcro (the soft loop side) on either side of the pocket. A holster with velcro can then be positioned inside the pocket. The gun is inserted into the holster, where it will remain secure until needed.
|Magnetic snap closure w/ large button for show.|
|Conceal and Carry bag with fun fabric and stylish hardware.|
|Straps can be adjusted to a crossbody length.|
|Slip pockets with camo lining.|
|Zipper pocket and slip pocket in one!|
|Back zipper pocket is great for easy access items.|
1. Switch back to the nylon zipper. While reaching in to retrieve the gun, the metal is very scratchy on your hand. It also is not as flexible as the nylon and did not seem to open up as wide. I don't think the metal opens up as smoothly, either. Plus, it will look a little more concealed if I use a matching zipper. The metal zipper is pretty flashy.
2. Find a way to tuck in the zipper so it is more concealed.
3. Add zipper pulls for easier access to the concealed pocket.
4. Add a GCC label.
5. Add a link on the inside to hook your keys.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Do you have any suggestions for me regarding this purse? I'd love to hear your feedback. :)
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