We love a quick little sewing project for when you have 5 mins and want to get a quick fix or want to make a handmade gift that doesn’t take too long.
Our quick purse tutorial is perfect for a stocking filler or a unique thoughtful teacher present or secret Santa. It’s a great one for kids or beginners too!
We’ve designed a curved purse but you could easily make this square or oblong, the process is the same.
We used some of the festive fabric we have in stock here
Use our template to cut out 2 pieces of main fabric and two of lining fabric.
Place the zip face down on the right side of the main fabric so the top of the zip lines up with the top edge of the fabric
Place a lining piece right side down on to the zip so the zip is sandwiched between the main fabric and the lining fabric and pin in place
Using the zipper foot on your sewing machine stitch in place through all the layers.
Open it out, press and then do the same with the other side
Press both sides and topstitch either side of the zip if you want.
Now open the zip to the halfway point, this is a very important step to help you turn the purse through once it stitched.
Take the two pieces of main fabric and pin together right sides facing. Do the same with the lining fabric and then stitch all the way around leaving a 2.5″ gap in the lining fabric, at the bottom curved edge, to turn the purse through.
Turn the purse through the gap you left in the lining and make sure you poke out all the corners, then stitch the gap closed and give it a final press!