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Felt Purse

Felt Purse
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 4y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

Activity Designer

Ticia Messing
12 Projects

My little girl loves purses. If I bought her a purse every time she said, "That's cute!" I'd go broke. Instead, I taught her how to make her own bag, and now she happily walks  around with her own handmade purse.

How We Did It

Felt Purse

First cut your felt as shown. Your child can do this, but for this particular project I cut it out for my daughter. The smallest piece is extra and can be used for another project later. (Like a monster felt board!)

Felt Purse

Now line up your smaller piece on top of your bigger piece. (It doesn't matter if it's perfect, because felt is very forgiving. That's why I like using felt for crafting with young kids.)

Felt Purse
Slowly sew your way around the bag. We found it worked best to start at the top corner and work our way around, but you could also sew the sides in whatever order you want.
Felt Purse

You can sew the bag with a whip stitch, where the thread goes around the edge of the bag, or with a running stitch where the needle goes up and down. As you can see, our project switched back and forth between the two kinds of stitches.

Felt Purse

After you have sewn three of the sides together, carefully cut a buttonhole in the flap at the top.

Felt Purse

Sew on your button.

Felt Purse

Finally, measure a ribbon for the length of your purse. Sew the ribbon onto the back on both sides.

Felt Purse

And lest you think these are just for girls, my son made one that is currently housing his slipper........

Keywords

costumes sewing

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