This little purse is for a very lovely little lady who turned five today. She is very elegant and sophisticated and her mum has taught her girls to love pretty things. I thought I would photograph the process because I think it's a great gift for anyone of any age, and all you need is fabric scraps and a zip!
I cut two outer pieces and two lining pieces of fabric 7" wide, 6" high and chose some ribbon and lace. I measured my pieces based on the 15cm dress zip that I had.
|Two inches down draw a line and then place your ribbon |
on that line to measure the next line.
|Draw a line 1/4" in from each line|
|Place the lace on the inner lines and pin|
|Centre the ribbon between the two strips of lace and stitch right on the edges|
|Sandwich the zip between the outer fabric and lining with right sides |
facing and right side of zip facing right side of outer fabric, and stitch.
|Flip over so wrong sides face and stitch with a long stitch.|
|Do the same to the other side of the zip|
|Make sure the zip is open and lay the right sides of the lining together |
and right sides of outer fabric together. MAKE SURE that your ribbons
meet perfectly, with right sides facing and stitch all around, leaving a
small opening in the lining fabric. Here you have the option to
box the corners
|Turn the outer fabric through the zip opening and through the hole |
in the lining and put the lining back into the bag,
and use a ladder stitch to close up the hole.
|Add a charm or ribbon to the zip if you want.|
I have also been playing around with some stamping. Something for a ten year old birthday in a week's time.
Quite into the stamping, I am.
So this is the last day of January. It was good; I enjoyed it, but I'm look forward to February. Our calendar seems to be jampacked with goodness, Rod Stewart, a girl's night out, Waitangi weekend with Whakatane friends, Napier's Art Deco Week, a SA vs NZ cricket game, a four-year old starting morning kindy, and the beginning of a year of study. A lot going on in the next 29 days.