Hi All, Here is a fun fast project I found on All People Quilt.com They call it the Reversible Purse and I love love them! I have been making them all different ways and here is a fast one perfect for that new outfit or gift.
Just a note before you get started. I have changed the shipping on my fabric website. All fabric sales ship free from now on! I’m trying to go to college and am using this site to earn money so I can go full time! Thanks in advance for your support.
First download the pattern from their website. Again here is the link….
I have made it the published size here. Other purses I have enlarged the pattern. So go crazy and do some cool creative things with it.
You will have to piece the pattern together with tape. (Note: I ironed a fusible nonwoven interfacing to the lining fabric to give it a little body before I cut it out.) Follow the directions on their site for putting it together. However, stop after you pull it write side out through the handles. Follow the directions for sewing up the sides. But don’t sew up the bottom. Turn the purse right side out with the outside of the purse facing out.
I used these dies.
They came from the Accucut site originally. So here are the Accucut numbers and then I’ll give you the Accuquilt numbers.
1. Flower, Petal, Center, Stem Item # f1438
2. Circles-Penny Rug Item # CR622 (circle used is 2 1/4″)
3. Round Flower Set Item # Q1311
4. Rose Sampler Item # R1362LC (note: this is no longer on the site.)
1. Studio Flower Petals (large) Item # 50432
2. Studio Circles Item # 50637 ( use the 2″ size)
3. Studio Round Flower Item # 50155
4. Studio Rose Sampler Item # 50190
Ok, here are the dies.
To find these you will have to type in the name of the item number in search. Some of these could not be found under the category listings.
Ok, Iron fusible interfacing to your fabrics. You will need just scraps for the green stems and leaves and yellow center. A large scrap of red will do for petals.
Cut out 12 flower petals, two leaves, one center and one stem. Peal off the backing and lay out your flower. Iron with a hot iron.
You will have to pull away the other layers and bunch everything up into your sewing machine. Make sure you are only sewing through the top flower layer.
Now on to a pocket. The pattern does not have a pocket on it. But I wanted one. I have made bunches of these and I always stress over the waste. I found a perfect way to use the cutaway waste. Check this out.
When you cut the purse out, you have these rounded sections left over.
I just kept throwing them in my scrap basket and stressing over what I was going to do with them later. Then I decided they would make cute pockets. They are double layered so would be perfect. Open one up like this.
Ok so I’m being nutso OCD here. But I think it makes a great pocket shape. So fold it right sides in and sew around all sides leaving a little opening for turning. Perfect size for a cell phone and keys.. don’t you think?
Top stitch across the straight edge.. that is the top of the pocket.
Pin it on your purse where you want it.
Turn your purse back out so the right sides are in and sew up the bottom according to the directions. Turn it right sides out and top stitch around the opening on both sides. Done!