Since this purse takes a little bit of time and I wanted to spend some serious QT with my little miss this weekend, I am splitting this tut into two sections. Today, Day 1, we will be doing all the prep work for the purse – cutting out the fabric and hemming the edges. Tomorrow we will sew the bag together.
Gather your scrap pile and and let us begin. You will need:
cutoff section from denim jeans
4 – 4×10 strips of coordinating fabric
1/8th yard of another fabric
2 x-large eyelets
scissors and/or rotary cutter
needle for denim
1. Cut the 4×10 strips in half so you have eight total 2×10 strips. These will be the ruffles.
2. Out of the denim, cut two 7×7 squares. This will be the base of the purse. Also cut two 2×6 strips for the strap.
3. From the 1/8 yard of fabric, cut two 7×7 squares for the lining. Also cut one 2.25×7 strip and one 2.25×3.5 strip for the bow.