When men went off to fight in World War II, women
stepped up. Rosie the Riveter symbolizes their
economic power. Use this purse as a reminder
of the attitude that continues the revolution.
5" x 5." (12.7 x 13.3 cm)
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You Will Need
Photocopy the pattern pieces and cut them out.
Tape the paper pattern pieces to the felt, but avoid taping over any stitch detail marks:
• The two purse sections on navy felt (not shown in the photograph)
• The inner circle on yellow felt
• The body, face, arm, hand, knuckles, and thumb on cream felt
• The hair on brown felt
• The bandanna on red felt
• The shirt, cuff, sleeve, and collar on blue felt
• The collar badge on white felt
Cut out the felt pieces that do not have any marked stitch details.
Cut out the face piece and carefully remove the paper pattern. You can use hot glue to secure the loose thread ends to the back of the felt so that they don’t pull through the fabric when you remove the paper.
Making The Purse
To assemble the purse, use 6 strands of navy embroidery floss and an overcast stitch to sew the side seams of the two navy background pieces together. Only sew the bottom half of the pieces,
leaving the top half open for the clasp.
Use hot glue to join the main body pieces together, starting with the small detail pieces, then moving to the larger pieces to ensure the most accurate placement.
Use tweezers to hold the felt as you’re gluing the pieces in this order:
• The collar onto the shirt and the cuff onto the sleeve
• The arm onto the shirt piece
• The shirt onto the main body piece
• The sleeve onto the arm piece
• The hand onto the raised arm and the knuckles on top of the hand
• The thumb piece onto the raised fist
• The second hand onto the shirt
• The bow onto the bandanna
• The bandanna onto the hair
• The hair piece onto the head
• The bandanna side onto the head
• The head piece onto the body