Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fuzzy Purse

When I was at JoAnn’s the other day, I noticed that they had purse handles on clearance (you know I just can’t pass up a sale) so I thought for Easter, I would make my granddaughter a purse. 

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I didn’t have a pattern, so I just made it up as I went.  I had this pink furry material from a blanket I had made for her when she was born.  Then I found a font and printed up a lower case R.  The upper case would have been to big.  I then took the letter, held it up to the window (backwards) and traced it onto some heat/bond.  Ironed it onto my material then cut it out.

I used the width of the handles to determine the purse size.  I cut it out with an A angle (larger at bottom than top),  I found the center of one side and put on my applique.  (This was my first time to do an applique without my embroidery machine so it didn’t turn out as pretty)  Once I was done with the applique I put the right sides together then sewed up the sides.  I didn’t go up all the way to the top so that there would be room to open it.  Then I wrapped the top around the handles and sewed them down.  I think if I do this again, I would sew the top on the handles first, then sew the sides.  I had to really take my time sewing the top.  Another opps I made was to make sure the handle backs would be together (flat sides)  lucky for me, she is only 2 and doesn’t know the difference.

She was so happy when she saw it, she said “My Purse”, she couldn’t wait to put her lipstick (chapstick) in there to carry around.  She looked so cute.

I’m sure I will probably make some more and I will line them, but for now this was perfect.  And I only spent $1.97 for the handles, I had everything else – can’t beat that.

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  1. Love it! My daughter, Riley would love one of those! She's two and she loves her purses to "hide" all of her treasures. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family .

  2. What a cute purse! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you there next week!