Then cut down one side, you don't have to, but it makes it easier when making the flap. Look, the embroidery is on the back too! So cute.
Next, you'll be cutting an inch or so off the front portion.
Next, fold over the edge, pin and hem.
I used pink just because everything is so colorful already!
I made the top flap rounded by using my rotary cutter. Scissors work fine, too.
Go through your sewing scraps and find some leftover single fold bias tape.
You don't need much, just for the top flap. Pin it on and sew.
With the right sides in, pin the two sides together and sew, leaving the bottom open.
Flip right side out and pin the bottom together and sew. I used the existing hem line to sew on.
Next, I sewed on some velcro to fasten the purse. You could also use a button and sew a button hole or snap, but
I used what I had, plus I am way too lazy to sew a button and a hole velcro is easier for little fingers and hands.
Looking good. Now all you need is a strap!
So far so good, she was pretty excited!
Again, I went through my scraps and found an old shoe lace. You could also use ribbon or bias tape.
I trimmed it down and pinned it to the sides of the inside of the purse.
And that's all there was to it! New purse for a little girl!
So girly and cute!
Next thing I know she'll be asking me for money to go the mall. Oh boy.
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