It’s here! The beginning of purse week, a celebration of those cute accessories us women get to carry around our essential items in. It’s also the final week to get your purses entered into the contest.
To kick off purse week, we have Nicole from Create and Delegate. If you haven’t stopped by her blog yet, you need to! She has some great tutorials. Here are just two of the many great tutorials that are on my list of things to complete someday. Hopefully sooner rather than later! (click on picture to view tutorial)
I also love her excellent photos of her creations and cute family.
Take it away, Nicole! ________________________________________________________________________
Hi! I'm Nicole and I have a little craft blog called Create and Delegate.
I am completely honored (and a little nervous) to be guest posting at A Lemon Squeezy Home during Purse Week!
Right now I'm wrapping up "Make A Sweater Better" on my blog. For the past month, I have been posting tutorials about repurposing/refashioning old sweaters. I thought I would share a purse tutorial I created, especially for Purse Week, out of a sweater!
fat quarter of fabric
Cut 2 for your sweater, interfacing, batting, and lining. Iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of your sweater by pressing and lifting your iron across the sweater so the shape does not stretch and get distorted.
Stack your cut pieces. The sweater pieces should have right sides touching, and be sandwiched in between the batting. Sew both sides and the bottom with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Box the corners by laying the side seams against the bottom seam. Sew it across the corner approx 2 1/2 inches from the point. If you aren't familiar with boxing corners, try here. Turn your bag right side out.
Cut 4 pieces of ribbon into 3 inch lengths. Feed the ribbon through the handle openings and pin them upside down onto the right side, top edge, of the purse.
Arrange your lining pieces so that right sides are touching. Sew both sides and bottom, but leave an opening at the bottom with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
With your sweater right side out, and the lining wrong side facing out, slide the lining over the sweater. Purse handles are between the layers. Line the edges and pin. Sew all the way around the opening with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Pull the sweater through the opening at the bottom of the lining. Sew the opening at the bottom of the lining closed.
Tuck the lining into the bag. Press the top seam so the lining lays flat inside the bag.
Enjoy your new sweater bag!
Thanks again to Christie for letting me share my tutorial, and good luck to all the participants of Purse Week!
Isn’t it so cute? I love it. And it looks like it isn’t difficult, which is great since we could all use a quick project!
Thanks for the great tutorial, Nicole! And thank you for saving me from having to do my post tomorrow after being at the doctor’s office for 3 hours last night (with my 5 year old for a possible broken arm)!