I am so excited to be here today! I'm Crystal from Crystal's Craft Spot. I love sharing all of my crafty projects, recipes, and some awesome features. I also host a weekly craft challenge every Wednesday. Hope you'll come say hi!
Today I want to share a fun project I made for my little girl. Lately she has been carrying around buckets, sandwich bags, grocery sacks, etc. full of all sorts of stuff. I decided it was time for her to have her own little purse to drag around (and maybe she will leave mine alone now).
First you can download and print off my pattern from here or you can make your own. (let me know if doesn't work)
Start out by cutting out your outside purse, fusible webbing or fleece, and lining pieces.
Iron your outside fabric to your fusible fleece.
Line up and pin one edge of your outside fabric and one edge of your lining right sides together. Pin together and sew.
Pin together the other short edges. (don't sew)
Fold so your short edges are in the middle and the the lining and outer fabric and folded in half (look at picture for better explanation) Pin together and sew up the two sides.
Pull through the short edges that you didn't sew up
Pin Raw edge under and top stitch all the way around.
Cut two straps 12"x7" (you can go longer for older kids-I like this length because I don't have to worry about her putting around her neck). Fold in half and pin. Sew along the edges leaving room to flip.
Fold raw edge under and top stitch around all four edges.
Attach to your purse with a square and an x to hold it in place (oops forgot to take a picture of that step)
You're finished! You can embellish or leave it plain. My little one loved it and stole it a couple of times before I even put the straps on. Its been a big hit and has been filled with everything from crayons, bouncy balls, dolls, and cookies. Hope your little one enjoys it too!
Thanks Crystal! I love that bag shape, and I am totally going to use your daughter's idea of toting cookies around... what girl doesn't need sugar within arms reach?? But for now, I'll get back to packing!