Monday, February 6, 2012

Little Girl Purse

Here is the other project I wanted to share with you.
A little girl's purse. 
I cut a long piece of natural canvas fabric for the outside, a cute
japanese fabric for the lining and a decorative strip from the same
lining fabric for the front of the purse.
I didn't take a picture of me sewing the decorative strip of fabric
to the front of the purse so please picture it in your mind ;-).
After sewing the strip of fabric in place, then I folded the bag 
right sides together and sew both sides of the bag.
Notice that I didn't boxed up the corners of the purse for 
this particular bag.
Getting the lining ready was next. I sewed a felt pocket to one side of 
the lining.
 Sewed both sides of the lining right sides together and...
 since the lining fabric was a lighter weight than the canvas I used
for the purse itself I decided to "box" the corners of the lining,
it just made me feel that it made it a bit stronger this way.
 Then it was time to add the lining to the bag. 
Folded over that raw seam and ...
sew around once more to give it a finished look.
Then from the same canvas fabric I cut a strip, with right sides facing
 folded longer sides together, sewed along the longer side and then
sewed to purse.... another step I know you are picturing in your mind
right now ;-) since I don't have an actual photo of it.
Dd loved it and used it until she got tall enough for a bigger purse.
(I made this little purse in 2008. However the very 1st purse I made
her was in 2007... simpler and with crooked ... see below.)


  1. Lovely little girls bag. Thanks for the tutorial too. Great little pencil pouch in your last post too. Where can I find some old jeans I wonder.....

  2. Cute hedgehog bag friend;) I know your daughter will enjoy it!

  3. Thanks ladies for your comments and compliments on the bag!


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