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« on: March 08, 2009 04:06:14 PM »

It's coming around quick, but it's mothers day on 22nd March.  I wanted to make them a present each and wanted to try purses.

Therefore I made these.

I have a tutorial too.  I know these have probably been made before and tut before, but I just sat down and sewed.  They took about 1 1/2 hours each and cost 2.50 each so not bad at all.  I'll work on submitting a tut if you'd like it.  There are lots of photos on my member page which can help.


Take FQ of choosen fabric (anything but Jersey knit)
Same in lightweight Interfacing
FQ in coordinating lining
1 button
Matching Thread to main fabric and the lining fabric
Sewing machone & 2 hours approx

First make pattern template.  I wanted a rounded edge small clutch.  So I drew a an oval type for bottom on A4 and similar on smaller piece paper.  I taped 2 pieces of paper together.

Fabric cutting - Looking at that pic, Id need a whole shape for the back and flap.  From my FQ I could get all the outer material for 2 bags, but it does depend on your patter size.  I fold over the top section to cut the bottom piece including a seam edge along top.  I do this for main fabric and 2 lining on bottom pieces.  I would also cut a top piece in main fabric which will be on the inside of the flap.  Then cut 1 interfacing of full size and 1 of bottom piece.  Make sure you give yourself ample seam allowances.

All those words should mean you have the following fabric pieces

Iron Interfacing to back of main fabric. This is back and bottom front fabric pieces.  After this put right sides of main fabric together and sew around the bottom piece, but leave a opening along the top to make a pocket.

Take the other top piece of flap fabric which is main fabric and a piece of bottom lining fabric.  Join these along their centres for which you ought to have left seam allowances for this.

Take other piece of bottom lining piece and sew this to the lining you have just attached to the inner top flap too. Leave the same pocket as on the Interfaced main fabric.

Then put right side of fabric top flap together.  Then sew around the top flap bit.  You ought to have pockets you created on the larger bottom bits on the inside.

Then turn inside out.

The bottom pockets are now on outside.  Turn the bottom of the one with the main fabric inside out.  Leave the lining.  The lining bottom one goes inside the one youve just turned inside out.  Then sew the top of the pockets together.

Then attach button and make a button hole.
How to centre the button hole

There you have it.  I hope the Tutorial is ok.  If not and any other questions, just ask.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009 04:16:01 PM »

Very nice Blossom, I love the shape & the fabric  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009 04:32:29 PM »

i know i would love to see the tut you have! these are amazing, and id like to try it, (but im new so i need direction!)

thanks a lot!  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009 04:48:12 PM »

their beautiful but im a lil confused isn't mothers day in may

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009 04:58:03 PM »

Those are great!  The fabric is beautiful.  I would also love to see a tut  Smiley

« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009 05:09:08 PM »

Lovely!!!  Would love a tute!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009 06:58:18 PM »

Very nice. I would love a tut!

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009 07:39:55 PM »

Oooh, that's real pretty! I would love a tute!

... im a lil confused isn't mothers day in may

They celebrate it in March in the UK. Some others were talking about it on another thread


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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009 08:27:34 AM »

You did a lovely job!

I'd love a tute.
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009 09:07:48 AM »

Very pretty & Oh yes we want a tute!!
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