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Abbygale Sews
This heart-shaped purse is made from two pieces of folded felt woven together. The weaving is quick to do but the way that you decorate the purse is up to you. The decoration also holds the weaving together, stopping the fabrics from slipping apart. I have used mock sheesha, French knots and a heart button to fasten the purse

Top tip!
Try the weaving process with paper before you use felt so that you get used to the way of weaving the purse.

Top tip!
Hold the purse open with your fingers while embroidering the xdecorations so that the two sides are not sewn together.

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  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use the pencil to trace the pattern on to a sheet of tracing paper and cut it out. Fold the felt. Place the straight edge of the pattern on the fold and pin it in place.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the scissors to cut around the pattern and along the lines as shown.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 3
    Step 3

    Repeat this process with the purple felt. The folded felt makes loops that are woven together to form the heart purse.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 4
    Step 4

    Begin to weave the purple felt into the blue felt as follows: Put
    the first blue loop through the first purple loop.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put this purple loop through the second blue loop.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put the third blue loop through the purple loop.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now weave the second purple loop first blue loop.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 8
    Step 8

    Put the second blue loop through the second purple loop.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 9
    Step 9

    Put the second purple loop through the third blue loop.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now weave the final purple loop by putting the first blue loop through it.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 11
    Step 11

    Put the third purple loop through the second blue loop.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 12
    Step 12

    Finally, the third blue loop goes through the third purple loop. Pull the purse into shape. You can open the purse because of the way the two sides of the loops fit together.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 13
    Step 13

    Sew the mock sheesha on to the purple squares of the weaving.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 14
    Step 14

    Stitch French knots into the blue squares.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 15
    Step 15

    Sew on the button at the top of the front of the purse.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 16
    Step 16

    Add French knots and mock sheesha on to the back of the purse as shown.

  • How to sew a fabric heart pouch. Heart Purse - Step 17
    Step 17

    Fold the ribbon in half. Sew it on with a small back stitch on the inside of the back of the purse. Make sure that you can fasten the purse by placing the ribbon over the button.

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