Let's get started!
Step 1: Pick Your Fabric!
Gather your fabric and measure out about how large you want your bag to be. I chose to do it as 14x30 in size (if doing in alternating patterns/colors, you will need to cut a total of 4 pieces - 2 for lining and 2 for outside)! Cut your fabric accordingly.
I flipped the fabric over so that half of my purse is pink and the other is green. Sew together. This creates the 'center' of the purse! (Do so with each set of pieces)
For the braided effect on the handle I cut out 3 long strips about 4 inches wide and 60 in length. Set aside.
*Note that you'll be doing each step twice for the inside and outside of the purse!*