Items required to make a snap purse.
- 2 x 10cm lengths cut from a standard width metal tape measure (approx. 1.9 cm or 3/4 inch wide).
- 22cm (L) x 12cm (W) material for the purse.
- 22cm (L) x 12cm (W) interfacing material e.g. Vilene S13 Sew-in interfacing (if you are using a thicker cotton canvas, you may not need interfacing).
- 33cm (L) x 12cm (W) material for lining and cuff at the top of the purse which contains the metal tape measure pieces.
- Electrician’s tape, masking tape or similar.
- Tape measure/ruler for measuring material.
- Iron and ironing board.
- Needles, pins and cotton thread.
- Sewing Machine.
- Crochet needle/ chopstick or similar blunt-ended stick (to push out the corners of the cushion once you’ve turned it right side out).
Step-by-step snap purse sewing tutorial.
1. Snip the sharply points off all corners of the 10cm pieces of metallic record and cover the sharp edges with electrician ’ south magnetic tape or similar, to prevent them puncturing the purse fabric during use. 2. Lay your 33cm duration of lining material on a apartment surface and make a minor mark with a pencil/dressmaker ’ sulfur chalk center along its duration ( 16.5cm ). Make a mark halfway along the length of the lining fabric ( 22cm ten 12cm ) and lay it on top of the interfacing material ( if you are using it ) so the marks pipeline up. Lay your outer purse material ( 22cm ten 12cm ) on top of the interfacing material proper side up. 3. Fold the outer edges of the trace substantial over to meet the extinct fabric and press them flat with an iron. Fold them over again so the fold is at the point where the lining material meets the outer fabric. Press the folds flat with an iron. note : These folded cuffs/pockets should be across-the-board enough to contain the lengths of metal magnetic tape, allowing for a 2mm seam valuation reserve. 4. Stitch along the at heart edge of each cuff, 0.2cm in from the close up. 5. Fold it in half, so the two cuffs rest on top of each other and the purse is efficaciously inwardly out. Sew along one side of the purse, approximately 0.6cm ( 1/4 column inch ) in from the raw boundary. Fully insert a piece of metal record into each cuff/pocket so that the print slope faces towards the liner side, ( as the tape is curved, inserting it this way around ensures the complete purse ‘ snaps ’ open and closed properly ). 6. Sew up the early side of the purse, approximately 0.6cm ( 1/4 inch ) from the raw edge. 7. Cut away the excess material on either side of the purse ( 2-3mm from the wrinkle ) and zigzag sew along these raw edges to neaten them and prevent fray. Tidy any loose threads. 8. last, turn the purse right slope out and use the deaden end of a crochet hook, pencil or similar to push out the corners.
9. Ta district attorney ! You have a lovely little snap purse !
More snappy ideas.
Choose the proper material and you can make snapshot purses or wallets that will appeal to boys, girls, grandma and granddads alike. I bought some Star Wars material on eBay for a few pounds and made the perfect snap purse for our Star Wars brainsick daughter. You could make your purses even more personal by making them out of an old school consistent, a favorite old token of dress or duvet covering. arsenic well as making cover girl gifts for people, I think they ’ five hundred make a lovely option to dainty bags for kyd ’ s birthday parties, specially if you fill them with a few sweets. If you don ’ thymine fancy a bag, why not make a snap case for your glasses or sunglasses alternatively ?
What are you waiting for?
These adorable little purses are so easy to make and don ’ t price much in terms of fourth dimension or money, either. Why not have a run at making some and let me know how you get on !
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