Have you ever found a fabric that was so fun and bright that you just had to buy it? Instead of having a project that you purchase fabric for, you get the fabric and figure out the project later. If you’re anything like me, it probably happens more often than you care to admit. That was exactly the case with this awesome fabric used to make this project. I have had the fabric for a couple of years now and just hadn’t found the right project for it. Suddenly, when deciding what to make for the kids’ Easter baskets it hit me! My daughter loves purses so why not make her a fun and colorful girl’s purse for Easter?
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- Fabric of Your Choice (44” long by 15” wide) (Here is a similar fabric)
- Length of Nylon Trim (32” long)
- 3 Flowers from a Lei
- 1 Brad
- Liquid Stitch
- Sewing Machine and Thread
If you haven’t already done so, cut out a piece of fabric that is 44” long by 15” wide.
Fold in half, right sides together, so that the folded piece measures 22” long by 15” wide
Pin outside edges together (except for fold).
Sew the edges together leaving a gap in one corner that is 1.5” wide.
Turn fabric right side out by pulling it through the corner gap.
Once you’ve pulled your fabric out, fold the seam in (as pictured) and pin in place.
Sew seam closed.
Fold fabric in half again so that it measured 11” long by 15” wide.
Pin the two 11” sides together.
- Be sure to leave the 15” non-folded edge unsewn.
Sew the 2 pinned sides.
Using a lighter, burn the edges of your nylon strap by quickly passing the flame back and forth across them. This will keep the ends from fraying later.
Pin one edge of your strap to one side seam of your bag so that it measures 2” from the top of the bag.
Sew three stitches as pictured.
Repeat steps 12 and 13 on the opposite pinned edge.
Turn purse right side out.
Assemble your flower by pushing your brad through the center of your flowers from the lei.
Fold down the prongs of the brad to hold petals together.
Adhere the flower to the front of your purse using Liquid Stitch.
- I used a generous amount to secure it.
Allow to dry completely before allowing use.
I cannot wait to see my daughter’s face light up when she sees this in her basket on Easter morning. If you’re looking for an easy, non-candy gift for your daughter this year, this girl’s purse is perfect! If can be completely assembled in under an hour and once the glue dries you are ready to go. Your little girl will love carrying all of her trinkets around wherever she goes in her new bag! Looking for more Easter inspiration? Check out all of the ideas here!