Meet Suzi: Purse Insert, Basket, Organizer

Lazies, My purse needs an inner purse. Something small to organize all the little loose things that migrate to the bottom of my purse. Something to make it easy to move my stuff from purse to purse. My stuff needs a keeper. Suzi to the rescue! Meet our soon-to-be-released Suzi Purse Insert pattern, item LGD129.

Suzi Purse Insert, Lazy Girl Designs item #LGD129.

Great Size
Suzi is designed to be big enough to hold and organize all the little loose things, yet small enough to allow room to use the inside purse pockets and carry other things like a water bottle, too.

Junk Drawer, Inner Purse, or Purse Insert
Suzi is perfect for all those essential extras we carry with us. Simply load your goodies to keep them tame in your current purse, then move Suzi while she’s still fully loaded to your new purse when needed. Or, since they are so simple and quick, make one for each purse.

Suzi offers two sizes: small and medium/large. Today we are showing the small size.

Here’s a top view of Suzi.
Suzi has one large front pocket and several inside pockets. This is the small size and measures: 3″ deep by 6 1/2″ wide by 4 1/2″ tall. The medium/large size is two inches wider at 8 1/2″.

Purse Contents:
Here are the contents of my purse.

Snack bar, Tea bags, Glasses wipe, Sunglasses, Small notebook, Hand sanitizer spray,
Lipstick, Marker, Phone, Nail file, Small Maggie with earbuds, Digital camera, Lip stuff and lipstick,
Wonder Wallet, Pencils and pens, Hand moisturizer, and Tissues.

Suzi to the rescue!
Yep, every last item fits into Suzi.

Here are a few more pics of Suzi.

Three bands of pockets shown, two inside and one outside.
Add a fourth band to the outside back if you like.

I can see it all, and access each item. That peanut toffee buzz snack bar is calling me.

Are you already dreaming of more possible uses for Suzi? She’s a great desktop organizer or basket. I already have a Suzi by my sewing machine, holding many of my sewing notions, rotary cutter, machine needles, point turner, etc, etc, etc…

A Quick Project
Best of all, Suzi is quick to make. With just two to three fat quarters of fabric and a bit of fusible interfacing, you’ll have your first Suzi made in no time.

More details about the following in future blog posts:
– Suzi’s two sizes: small (shown here today) and medium/large
– Which size Suzi to use with which Lazy bag
– Supply list
– Pics of Suzi in action inside a purse
– Release date (soon!) and pattern details


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68 Responses to “Meet Suzi: Purse Insert, Basket, Organizer”

  1. Kelly Jackson — October 12, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    Oh I’m liking this pattern….especially because you said it is easy. I have a pattern for an organizer type thing….but when I looked inside at the pattern….NOPE….not me. I don’t want to make anything that difficult. Too many steps and I know I’ll get lost for sure.

    Are you going to be at Market? I’ll be there and I gotta see this pattern!!


  2. lorrwill — October 12, 2010 @ 5:30 pm


    After reading the reviews on Pattern Review of that other organizer, I said, “Forget it!”

    Of course plans of figuring out how to make one on my own have not panned out…so YES SUZI. Woot. Will be watching for that release date.

  3. Pat Dickeson — October 12, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

    if you think you have a loaded purse–lol–you should see mine–when anyone needs something my granddaughters say “ask Grandma, she has everything in her purse” (comes from being a Girl Scout leader for years-if it didn’t fit in a 5 gallon bucket it didn’t go)
    Amazing what you can get in that!

  4. Peggy Forbes — October 13, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

    I want it now!!!! I’ve been looking at patterns for these and had not yet found one I liked. I had almost decided I just needed to make my own but not any more!!!!

    Love, love, love Suzi. Can’t wait to adopt her into my family!

    Peggy in Beautiful, Sunny Florida

  5. Jin — October 15, 2010 @ 11:56 am

    I like this very much. This is what I need for my grooming tote.

  6. Alice — October 17, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    I’ve already asked my local quilt store to order a copy of this pattern for me.

    It looks like the perfect solution for me. I have to carry a black purse for work, but I prefer colorful purses for non-work. So I’m constantly changing all my “stuff” from one purse to another. This could shave minutes off my routine and provide more minutes for sewing.


  7. Oceanpeg/Peggy in NJ — October 19, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    Just pre-ordered mine. Will be doing a count-down until she arries.

  8. Shari Hall — October 20, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

    Hi Joan, I’m so glad you came out with this one. I wanted one of these style I didn’t like the other purse inserts like the other lady said to hard to make so I made my own & it’s pretty similar to yours. I’d like to get yours to see how much we differ. It’s so pretty & as always your fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks I’ll be getting the pattern as soon as it’s out thanks, Shari

  9. Stacy — November 3, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    I’m just getting into sewing. I’m certain that this will be the first pattern I buy of yours! It fills a void in the pattern world. There are very few patterns available like this and I can’t wait to try this out.

  10. Jody — November 19, 2010 @ 11:15 pm

    I used another purse insert pattern to make two different sizes of purse inserts…it was not an enjoyable experience. When I finished them I SWORE I would never touch that pattern again. So imagine how happy I was to see Suzi! I immediately used a link you provided and bought my pattern within minutes of “meeting” Suzi. I know that if it’s one of your designs the instructions will be clear and easy to follow and won’t require me reading them 5x to figure out what to do.


  11. kellie — January 8, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    do you have tutorials for your purses and inserts

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  13. June Panettieri — October 25, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    in step 1 do you mean to fuse the interfacing in between the cover and the lining

  14. Judy Koch — March 6, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

    I am currently making your summer tote as I wanted to make the Suzi insert. I had the pattern of the tote, but had not found the Suzi insert. I am so glad you are making this a download ! I no longer have to continue searching. Please add it soon! I love your well written patterns, and I have made many of them. Thank you! Judy

  15. Leslie — September 16, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    How do I order this?

  16. Judy P — April 8, 2016 @ 8:59 am

    Has anyone tried making this and been confused by the instructions?


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