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.
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.
You need just a few materials to make it:
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).
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)
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