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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Little Girl Purse Tutorial

So I made this purse for my little girl for Valentine's day then filled it with Valentine's Day goodies, She loves it! She is always walking around with the other purses she has & her play high heels, it's too cute!

So I thought that I would share with all of you how I made it. If you have any questions just ask. Sorry There aren't many pictures, my camera batteries died in the middle & of coarse I didn't have anymore then lol.

Little Girl Purse

1/4 Yard of Main fabric (will make two purses)
1/4 yard of lining (will make two purses)
1/8 of fusible interfacing
sewing stuff
2" pom pom flower (mine is a clip I made earlier in the week)
or whatever flower or bow you like.

 Cut out all of your pieces...
1/2 Hem allowance 

Exterior Fabric:
2 - 9x11 (main part of purse)
2 - 4x15 (handles)
4 - 3x1 (loops for ribbon)

Lining Fabric:
2 - 9x11 (main inside)

2 - 4x15
4 - 3x1

After you cut out all of your pieces apply the interfacing to the handles & pieces for the loops.

Next you will make the loops for the ribbon to go through. 
After you applied the interfacing put your pieces face down & fold sides so they meet in the middle like this picture. Then fold ends over so all four pieces are the same length. (If you iron the folds they will stay till you sew them).
Then top stitch down each long side of the loop. Do this to all four. 

Here are all four of my loop pieces after I top stitched the sides.

Next we are going to attach them to the exterior fabric of the main part of the purse. Position them 2 1/2 inches from each side then 8 1/2 inches from the bottom and pin in place (You can make adjustments if you would like your ribbon in a different place). Top stitch along top & bottom of Loops, do this to all four.

Then with right sides facing sew the exterior fabric together by sewing along the bottom & both sides. After that you can sew the bottom corners and then cut off the excess fabric, this is optional (see picture)
Flip exterior fabric right side out (don't do this for lining fabric yet).
Repeat these steps for the lining fabric.

Now you are going to make the handles...
Take the 4x12 piece you cut from the exterior fabric & fold in half with right sides facing each other. 
Sew along the one long side. Then turn right side out (this is my least favorite part lol). 
After it's turned right side out top stitch along each long side of the handle.
Do this for both handles. 

Okay I'm sorry that this is a bad picture but this is where my batteries died, silly things. 

Alright now you place your exterior fabric inside the lining with right sides of the exterior fabric & lining fabric facing each other. Next pin the handles two inches from each side onto the main fabric.
Then you will sew along the top sewing everything together, make sure to leave a 4" opening so you can flip the bag right side out. 

Now it's time to flip your bag right side out, yay!...
pull everything through the opening you left. 
After you flipped it all right side tuck in the part where you left an opening & top stitch (closing the opening) around the whole top of the bag. 

Almost done :)...
Then add your ribbon by putting it through the loops you made on the outside. Now you can add a flower or bow or anything else you want to the outside to make it extra cute! Have fun with it!

Tada a purse for the little girl in your life! 
Remember if you have any questions at all just email me :). 
If you make one I would love to see pictures!

Happy Sewing Ladies!
{for personal use only please}

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  1. So adorable! I love the flower on it, too!

  2. That purse is adorable!!! I love the fabric you chose.

  3. I love the print on that fabric, I can see why she would want to tote it everywhere!

  4. This is so darling! I'm sure your little one loved it! Thanks for the great tutorial too.

  5. Very cute!!

    Kelli @

  6. awww so cute! My nieces would loooove me to make one of these for them :)

    Thank you so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!

  7. That is adorable! I can see why she loved it! And love the flower you added. Thanks for linking up!

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