I hadn’t intended on this being so little, but … having what I had on hand, this is what I came up with….
I thought this Amy Butler “Dew Drops” fabric was fantastic and I had just a 1/4 yard of it. I used the tutorial over at Prudent Baby for her Pretty Pleated Purse… but I left out the pleats. It was a super-fast and easy project. Here’s how I modified it to omit the pleats:
I centered the interfacing along the top and bottom halves of my outside fabric instead of onto two sewn pieces of fabric (see her tutorial pictures, you’ll see what I mean.) I cranked up the contrast on this photo so you could see the interfacing:
This turned out to be a “little” purse when I realized I had a 7” zipper instead of a 10” one called for… so out came the scissors to trim the fabric down to size:
Other than that, it was a breeze – even putting the zipper in - all her pictures and instructions were fantastic!
Happy Artful Thursday.
I said at the start of Artful Thursdays that I’d only make things for myself these days…. but this one is a gift for a teen. I have plans to make a bunch more for myself and my girls, but this is the one that I created first, and I’m glad that I started out small.
Do you ever want to keep the things you make for other people?