Alright so now I am a semi pro at making this purse. Anybody else want one?!?! I would love to make you one, really I would, but how about I tell you how to make one! Supplies:
One yard of duck cloth
One yard of Fabric pattern of your chose
Purse straps (super cheap at Jo-anns The one on my purse was $3 and the one on my mom's was $2.00)
So first you are going to cut out your pattern:
Now measure the edges around the duck cloth front piece. Just the two sides and the bottom. and cut a strip of coordinating fabric and piping. Now stitch piping inside coordinating fabric:
Now you are going to attach the bottom piece to the side pieces. Don't worry if there seems to be extra fabric on the side piece. You will just trim it when you are done sewing. Just make the purse symmetrical.
Take the coordinating fabric and make the same purse you just made out of duck cloth minus the piping. Much faster this time around!
Keep coordinating fabric inside out and insert into duck cloth portion:
Fold edges in and sew down. Don't worry about the raw edges because the thick trim will cover it.
Now take a 9" thick strip of fabric that fits the length around the rim of the purse. Hem all edges!
Attach to top of purse and fold in and attach to inside. Make sure it is even all around the purse and in the insde:
Now make a bow out of fabric and attach to purse. Make bow by taking two rectangles and hem the edges. Attach two pieces and scrunch up in the middle and stitch (sorry didn't take pics of this. please ask any questions if you are confused). Now take a square of fabric and attach to bow to make the "knot". attach to the purse by sewing down a square in the 'knot" and by stitching the ends of the bow to the purse.
Now relish in the fact that you made your very own simply adorable purse! Also makes a great diaper bag! I put some snacks and diapers and wipes in mine yesterday for Ethan. Is was perfect!
Here are your two options again (you could change it up even more. add more pockets, make it bigger, make it smaller, try different straps):
I absolutely love them both!
I would love to see yours if you make one too! Be sure to send me a pic :)
Check out where I Party