TUTORIAL | MAKING AN EASY PURSE

Posted in D.I.Y FASHION, HOME
on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hello Wonders!

A very warm tight hugggggggggg to you! We have a craft tutorial today oh…. #Shoki

So much has happened. For more details about my do-it-yourself fashion newest update, click here.

Sew….you’re keen on making an easy purse? You”re right on track. The best part is you can do this with or without a sewing machine. Yeah!!!

List of materials needed:

  • Half yard of fabric would do
  • Half yard of hard stay
  • Matching threads, pins, scissors, measuring tape
  • Hand needle (if you have no sewing machine)
  • Velcro a.k.a “husband and wife”

Let’s start with our purse tutorial. Making a purse is so “sew” easy!

I used two fabrics, measuring 6.5inches by 15inches. The fabrics in this pic are folded (meaning they are actually longer)

I used two fabrics, measuring 6.5inches by 15inches. The fabrics in this pic are folded (meaning they are actually longer)

Please disregard the “demo” thingy on top of each picture. It’s from the watermark software as I no gree pay for premium service. :p

Now, join the sides at the middle part. Ensure the right sides of your fabrics are facing each inwards and wrong sides facing outwars

Now, join the sides at the middle part. Ensure the right sides of your fabrics are facing each inwards and wrong sides facing outwards

Also, if you have just one fabric, then it’s fine just as well. Measure 12inches by 15inches. Cut out two pieces. Now, let’s continue.

Iron properly after joining. If you are using just one fabric, skip this part. You have nothing to join or iron...yet.

Iron properly after joining. If you are using just one fabric, skip this part. You have nothing to join or iron…yet.

Hope you are following. :∗

Place this newly joined fabric on another fabric and cut out the new full size. Should look like this afterwards.

Place this newly joined fabric on another fabric and cut out the new full size. Should look like this afterwards.

Both fabrics

Both fabrics. The second cut-out will be used to line the purse i.e cover up the inside of the purse.

 

Place your 2-piece fabric on your hard stay. Cut out.

Place your 2-piece fabric on your hard stay. Cut out.

 

Iron the fabric &hard stay together. Ensure the shiny part of the "stay" faces the wrong part of your fabric. The shiny part is where the gum is.

Iron the fabric &hard stay together. Ensure the shiny part of the “stay” faces the wrong part of your fabric. The shiny part is where the gum is.

 

Now place your "lining fabric" and 2-piece fabric together. Ensure the the right sides face each other inwards. Now sew on three sides as the arrow indicates. You are sewing on the wrong side of fabric.

Now place your “lining fabric” and 2-piece fabric together. Ensure the the right sides face each other inwards. Now sew on three sides as the arrow indicates. You are sewing on the wrong side of fabric.

 

Afterwards you notch the sides sewn. i.e "slicing" the sides a bit.

Afterwards you notch the sides sewn. i.e “slicing” the sides a bit.

We have only one side left not sewn. Fold that side inward by half an inch, iron and sew together. then fold your purse this way.

We have only one side left not sewn. Fold that side inward by half an inch, iron and sew together. then fold your purse this way.

 

Now get out your velcro. Cut out three inches.

Now get out your velcro. Cut out three inches.

Place one side of it in the middle of the top of the purse. Sew on the longer sides of the velcro. Sew neatly because your thread will show at the other side.

Place one side of it in the middle of the top of the purse. Sew on the longer sides of the velcro. Sew neatly because your thread will show at the other side.

Take the top part where the velcro is attached, fold on top the remaining purse, mark where the attached velcro touches the other fabric.

Take the top part where the velcro is attached, fold on top the remaining purse, mark where the attached velcro touches the other fabric.

Purse tutorial

Next…

Crosscheck by matching both velcro to see if they gum perfectly, then you lay your fabric flat and sew the other velcro where you marked it.

Crosscheck by matching both velcro to see if they gum perfectly, then you lay your fabric flat and sew the other velcro where you marked it. Then fold back and sew the sides.

We’re wrapping up soon.

La Purse Is Readyyyy!!!

La Purse Is Readyyyy!!!

Please note that you can add buttons or any form of blings on the front part of your purse either for jara/efizy/to cover your thread lines from showing.

Yes, you are welcome. Mwah!!! Got any questions, do let me know please.

You can learn more at our online academy Sew Easy Workshop.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Nedoux

    Hi Duchess,

    Well-detailed post, thank you for sharing this.

    I like the prints on the fabric. A cute and pretty purse!

    Lol, “Velcro a.k.a “husband and wife”” cracked me up :-)

    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 8:27 PM
    • Reply EbonyDuchess

      Thank you Nedoux! I could have sworn I had replied you earlier. :(

      As per the local term “velcro”…na so we see am oh. :D

      Monday, September 7, 2015 at 8:56 PM
  • Reply Toyinwithfashion

    Great tutorial!! I’ve made a purse like this before! I used fabric glue instead cause I was too lazy to sew and it’s still perfect.
    Kindly check out my blog when you’re chanced : -)
    Toyinwithfashion.com

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 1:33 AM
    • Reply EbonyDuchess

      Thanks Toyin! Fabric glue you say? Imma try that then.;)
      Lovely blog you got♡
      Thanks for visiting! :*

      Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:34 AM
  • Reply Adaeze

    This looks easy, might try it out.

    Friday, November 27, 2015 at 12:21 PM
    • Reply EbonyDuchess

      It really is, Adaeze. Some folks even hand sewed theirs. Oh yes! :)
      Please do let me know how yours turned out when you finally do. :)

      Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:54 AM

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