Toddler Purse Tutorial
- fabric (scraps are perfect for this)
- fusible interfacing
- Velcro or snaps
- sewing machine
- paper/pen to make a pattern
- Fold a piece of 8 1/2 x11″ copy paper in half.
- For the top part measure out 3″. Mark it with a pen. Then go down 4″ and measure (from the fold) a 3 1/2″ width and mark that. Then, starting at your top mark, fill in the distance between the dots by rounding it off like the pattern above. Also round off from the bottom mark to the fold at the bottom of the pattern.
Note: You can make it bigger or smaller. But if you are following mine for a tiny purse, follow my measurements. I forgot to snap a photo of the two marks before I rounded them off, but hopefully you get the idea.
- If it looks like an appropriate shape, sort through your fabrics and pick 2. One for the outer, and one for the lining. You’ll also need some fusible interfacing in the same size.
- Cut two pieces from each fabric and another two pieces from the interfacing, for a total of 6.
- For the strap, cut a piece of fabric that is 2 1/2″ x 20″ and a section of interfacing the same size.
- I added a little monogram to my purse. This is of course, optional, but such an easy embellishment to do. I used some “wonder under” (iron on adhesive) to the back of my fabric, cut out the B and ironed it onto a piece of the outer fabric.
- Cut 1 1/2″ of Velcro and sew it to the right sides of the lining fabric 1″ from the top and centered in width.
- For the strap: Iron on the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric. Press the length sides 1/4″ on each side (top and bottom as well). Then fold the strap in half ad press. This will make it look neat and tidy and you will not have to turn it right side out after sewing.