In which I finish the taco purse

For me, part of preparing to work on my state fair project is to finish whatever “urgent” projects might be in my personal queue, and the taco purse was one such project.

I had completed all of the pieces several days ago, and yesterday I finally got out all of the tools and materials I would need to finish it and did exactly that.

I started by sewing in the reinforcing piece for the bottom of the bag:

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The crochet taco purse with the reinforcing piece secured

With the reinforcing piece secured, I was able to move forward with the lining:

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The body of the crochet bag with the lining complete

From there, I wrestled with theĀ zipper piece (I had made a counting error and had to make adjust a few things to make it work) and attached the handles:

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The taco crochet purse with the zipper installed and handles attached

With the taco purse finally completed, I was able to get a couple of photos of the bag in its natural habitat.

Here it is with the handles configured to be worn over one shoulder:

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The crochet taco purse in it’s natural habitat with the shorter handle configuration

and here it is with the handles configured so that it can be worn across the body:

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The crochet taco purse in its natural habitat with the longer handle configuration

and so the new owner of the bag would have what I consider essentials at her finger tips, I threw in some of my favorite flavors of sugar-free gum, a teeny, tiny tin of peppermint Altoids, and some Clover bent-tipped needles and stitch markers:

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A crochet taco purse with some of the bare necessities

With the taco bag ready to go out into the world and share the joy of crochet, I am now free to concentrate all of my crochet efforts on Cookieghan 2.0.