Classic Sewing Purses

By Evy Hawkins of A Bit Of Stitch

Little beauties in a sunlit garden, fluttering like sweet butterflies among the flowers, these precious girls stop to giggle over the hidden treasures in their tiny purses!

This sweet trio of petite purses will delight any young lady who loves beautiful, stylish accessories. Evy designed the purse flap so that it can be made quickly and easily, completely in the hoop, and then sewn to the purse during construction with simple sewing techniques. A foam-type stabilizer tucked between the fabric layers makes the purse soft yet sturdy enough to hold its perfect shape. Fully lined and finished with spaghetti straps, the purses close with hook and loop dots under the flaps.

If you don’t have an embroidery machine – no worries, Evy has provided the flap pattern and traditional sewing directions for the flap construction. Any additional embroidery design (stitched by machine or by hand) can be added to the flap before the flap is constructed. This is a great way to use up the left-over scraps from a garment to make a sweet, matching purse.

Project list and detailed instructions can be found in the Spring 2016 issue of Classic Sewing.

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