Friday, July 13, 2007

Placemat Purse - part 2

7. To stabilize the bag a little more I make a base - this also covers the bottom seams. Use a heavy interfacing like ultrafirm. Trace the bottom of the bag & cut out the piece. 8. Test fit in the bottom of the bag and trim if necessary.
9. Cut a coordinating fabric big enough to wrap around the interfacing.
10. Fold the fabric around the interfacing. I fold so that there are on raw edges. I fold the sides in first then the top and bottom. Sew the side seams using a zigzag stitch. Place in the bottom of the bag.
You are finished!
You can get as creative as you want. You could use beads for straps, bamboo rings, premade handles, ribbons, etc... I used a ribbon closure on the one in the photo above - you can use ribbon, Velcro, buttons, snaps, magnetic snap, etc...



Mom2fur said...

That is so cute! It looks like something you'd pay a fortune for at a fancy boutique!

Kate said...