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Topic: TUTORIAL: Arm/Wrist Band Purse  (Read 139076 times)
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« on: July 24, 2003 08:18:23 PM »

Perfect for when you don't want to carry a purse but you need a place to store your ID and cash.  This is also a great project for leftover scraps of fabric that are too small for anything else.

Step 1:
Cut two 5.5" by 7.5" rectangles -- one out of outer fabric and one out of lining.

Step 2:
Sew a piece of velcro to the right side of the lining 1/2" down. Sew the other piece of velcro to the right side of the fabric 1/2" down.

Step 3:
Place the two pieces right sides together with the velcro at opposite ends and stitch almost all the way around about a 1/4" away from the edge. Leave about an inch unsewn.

Step 4:
Turn right-side out; iron flat, and stitch up the 1" open part. Now you'll have a rectangle with no showing seams.

Step 5:
Now fold the rectangle up, iron it, and stitch up the two side seams to form a pouch. Iron the flap down to form a crease.

Step 6:
For the arm-band part, you can use a wide ribbon like I did or sew a matching arm-band out of your fabric and/or liner. To figure out how long to make it, measure the part of your arm you'll wear this on and add about 1.5". Then just stitch on some velcro -- one piece on each end of the band on opposite sides.

Step 7:
Now just stitch the pouch onto the ribbon as shown. I also decorated the pouch with some sequins and beads.

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2003 04:05:53 PM »

That is totally cute.  I think it would make a really great gift too...thanks for sharing the instructions!

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2003 03:43:06 PM »

these are rockin'! What a great idea...and cute fabric too!

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2003 10:30:41 AM »

WOw, there would make a great Christmas gift! Thanks for the instructions! Grin

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2003 11:09:20 AM »

that is adorable, i love it.

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2003 11:12:21 PM »

Fab project! I love the fabric you used. It looks just like an old pillowcase that my grandma had (I turned it into a skirt). Pillowcases have a multitude of uses.
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2003 08:08:55 PM »

Nice! Thanks for the instructions!
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2003 07:04:31 AM »

thats a great idea!  i love the fabric too.
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2003 12:03:21 PM »

thats really cute. you could make a few in different fabrics so you had one for every outfit!

just a question, would you interface the fabric to make it stronger?

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2003 06:31:26 PM »

I can't wait to try this! I think it is good for anyone who goes to the gym and needs a pocket! Thanks for the instructions!

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