April 27, 2008
April 26, 2008
1/4 yard each of fabric and lining.
1 1/2 yard of cord for drawstring.
Paper for reproducing the pattern pictured below.
Note: The dimensions given on this pattern illustration are for after the pattern is cut out. So paper should measure 9" x 6.5" if you place on fold . Cut fabric piece should be 13" wide when unfolded.
- Cut two each of outer fabric pieces and two of lining.
- Cut strap 4" x 10".
- Cut pocket 6" x 10"
If you would like a reversible strap, cut a top and bottom piece, one from outer fabric, and one from lining fabric, each 2" x 10". Stitch them, right sides together. Turn.
Turn under the top 2 inches of seam allowance about 1/2" and stitch. This is to finish the opening for the drawstring casing.
Pin front to back, and stitch together, leaving the opening for the casing. Turn purse right side out.
From the right side of the fabric, topstitch the opening about 3/8" away from seam.
Stitch lining sections together and leave an opening at the bottom to turn purse right side out.
Insert outer purse into lining and pin top edges together. Stitch top edeges together.
Turn purse right side out through opening. Tuck lining into purse, press, then topstitch very close to edge and again one inch from first stitching. This forms a casing for your drawstring.
Cut two pieces of cord, about 24" each. Using a very large safety pin, thread each cord through the casing, starting each one at opposite ends. Knot the ends to prevent fraying. There you have it!
This is my first tutorial. I would appreciate any comments and suggestions or questions. Check back for more great sewing ideas!
April 19, 2008
I didn't piece together a patchwork, but used the same general directions with a piece of hot pink cotton fabric left from my latest clear vinyl purse (pictured below).
I tried a couple of cell phone pouch patterns I found on the internet and this one is my favorite so far. I love the quilting method. And what a great way to use the small pieces of fabric that I have so many of.
I finished another clear vinyl purse, made with heavy gauge vinyl and trimmed with this same hot pink fabric. Now available in my shop on etsy.