ScrapHappy November

I am a little late to the party… but better late than never! I didn’t make any progess with the scrappy project I introduced to you last month. But I have found such a lovely small scrappy project to show … a small handsewn purse. I made several during the last weeks and I love that I can take it with me on the sofa in the evenings! They are so nice with their special shape … and so clever to open – you only have to press the opposite pointy ends together.

best purses for small things

Wonderful small scrappy purses for small things! If you wonder what the wooden thing on the left is… it is a “nose flute”.

I found these small purses with different names – clamshell purse, thimble pip,  precious pods,  pipkins, pinch purse … I think they look a bit like a paranut too.

I used a wonderful detailed tutorial I found in the www – the Thimble Pip Tutorial by Susan Flemming. She published it on her Super Mom – No Cape! blog.

The purse can be made in different sizes – I tried three versions between 3 and 5 inches.

Three sizes

You need just a few materials to make it:

01_Template sheets

Template sheets – you can use these high quality ones…

02_Templates

… or you can take some kitchen plastic to recycle some plastic containers. It shouldn’t be too thin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the explanation how to trace the shapes with a compass in Susan Flemmings detailed tutorial.

Finally all you will need to make the purses are 6 template sheets, 6 small pieces of batting (perfect to use small leftovers up!), 6 pieces of fabric (3 for the outsides, 3 for the insides).

03_what is needed

Here is all you need for one purse. You can take all the same fabrics for the outside or inside pieces – but you also can use different fabrics or only one different for the bottom piece. The first step of preparation after cutting the templates is to glue the templates on the batting – I used spray basting glue for it.

After preparing the three inside lining pieces and the bigger three outside pieces you connect them to three parts – these parts you sew together to build the purse … I have some photos of these steps… but as I said use the wonderful tutorial I linked with.

With some practice it is possible to finish sewing it on one evening. It is also a wonderful small gift. They are so lovely, aren’t they?

Of course you can take nice embroidered fabrics or felt for the outsides. Or you can add a small keyring or embellish the outsides with ribbons or pearls or something… there are countless possibilities.

I’m linking with the other participants:

Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)

Susan at https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English)

Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)

Kate at http://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/ (in English)

Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com.au (in English)

DEUTSCHE ZUSAMMENFASSUNG –>

Ich bin ein bisschen spät dran mit dem “Scrappy November” … aber besser spät als nie. Außerdem habe ich nicht mit meinen im letzten Monat vorgestellten Resteprojekten weitergemacht, sondern dafür eine wunderbare kleine Kleinigkeit entdeckt, die sich nicht nur gut zur Verwertung aller möglichen Stoffreste eignet, sondern auch noch mit der Hand genäht wird… also kann man das ganz gemütlich abends auf dem Sofa machen! Diese kleinen Täschchen sind wirklich toll mit ihrer besonderen Form – geöffnet werden sie einfach, indem man sie an den beiden spitzen Seiten zusammendrückt.

best purses for small things

Wonderful small scrappy purses for small things! If you wonder what the wooden thing on the left is… it is a “nose flute”.

Anleitungen für diese kleinen Täschchen gibt es unter ganz verschiedenen Namen – Muscheltäschchen, Fingerhutröhrchen, kostbare Hülse oder Schote … Ich finde irgendwie sehen sie eigentlich wie Paranüsse aus.

Ich habe letztlich ein wunderbar bebildertes detailreiches Tutorial genutzt, das ich im www gefunden habe:  Thimble Pip Tutorial by Susan Flemming. Sie hat das Tutorial auf ihrem Blog Super Mom – No Cape! geposted und dank der vielen tollen Detailfotos ist es eigentlich selbsterklärend.

Das ist auch der Grund, weswegen ich hier auch nur noch ein paar Schritt für Schritt Fotos eingestellt habe… man darf auch mal faul sein! Ich habe mittlerweile Täschchen in ganz verschiedenen Größen genäht – je kleiner sie sind, um so schwerer gehen sie aufzudrücken… das kann man aber durch dünnere Einlagen ausgleichen. Jede Außen- und Innenseite wird ja mit einer Einlage und einem Vliesstückchen gefüttert. Auf jeden Fall toll, was man da alles hineinstecken kann… von Fingerhüten über Garnrollen, Unterfadenspulen, Stickschere, Schiffchen bis hin zu Klarinettenblättern und Nasenflöten (ähhh… das ist das Holzding links im Bild).

 

 

 

 

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23 comments

  1. Endlich habe ich wieder einmal den Weg zu knettycraft gefunden und mich an den tollen Ideen erfreut. Netti, besonders gut gefällt nir dein Foto mit den Nudeln auf dem Kopf, aber natürlich auch deine schönen Kinder und die Santas. Die Fotos von Bad Comberg sind die sehr gut gelungen.Na dann, viel Gesundheit und Bastelfreude wünscht Tante Ju

  2. Hello Annette… I’m popping over from your instagram feed. I was so pleased that you tagged me with the thimble pips you made! The most rewarding part of writing tutorials is seeing the things people make using them. I’m so glad you liked it and found it easy to use.

    These little pips are such fun to make! They do make wonderful small gifts and yes as one commenter mentioned, can be turned into Christmas ornaments. There’s a link in my tutorial to a page showing several thimble pip ornaments I made last year.

    Thanks so much for linking to my tutorial! Aloha hugs!

  3. These would look lovely hanging on the tree from a piece of ribbon or cord with a little gift inside.
    I am guessing one of those fabric scraps might have had something to do with my F2F blocks 😦 I still have my fingers crossed.

    1. You are absolutely right Lynn. I can’t imagine they should be really lost. I would sew three other blocks then – but I’ll will have time for it not before my Christmas holidays… maybe they have been arrived until then.

      1. I’ve already said to Avis that there is no rush at all – I will certainly not be putting the quilt together yet in any case. If it helps, I will make some extra blocks myself too – I hate to think of all your lovely work gone missing.

      2. 🙂 Let us wait until Christmas… it’s the time for miracles! Now after you received Avis’s blocks I have still a bit of hope!

  4. Those are wonderful, Annett. I like the fabrics you chose, and it looks like you fussy cut at least some of them. Very cute! Good pictorials, too, easy to follow steps. Thanks!

  5. These are adorable! I love the fabrics you’ve used too. The tutorial is very good, very detailed – I think I’m going to have to make some of these myself!

    1. First I found it a bit fiddly…. but as always: with a bit practise …
      Finally it is fun to see all parts coming together to build such lovely purses.

  6. I’ve been planning to try making these from Susan’s tutorial but hadn’t found time. Seeing yours has reminded me that they might make some cute little gifts for Christmas.

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