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simple little change purse

super simple change purse pattern. make a bunch in several different fabrics to match every purse or outfit!

it only looks like a lot of steps because I took so many pictures. it really is quite easy and quick.



Instructions

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 1
    Step 1

    gather your materials

    you will need:

    2 4x6 pieces of fabric, a short zipper (length isn't too important, so don't worry if all you can get is a longer zipper), sewing machine and thread, scissors and an iron.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 2
    Step 2

    fold each of your pieces of fabric in half, with right sides together. Press.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 3
    Step 3

    With zipper closed, place the zipper in the fold of one of your fabric pieces. Center the fabric on the zipper, making sure the pull tab is out of the way.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew along the folded edge

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 5
    Step 5

    Unfold fabric and refold wrong sides together, press. (be careful not to melt your zipper!)

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat on the other side of the zipper with your other piece of fabric.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 7
    Step 7

    Press again.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 8
    Step 8

    Unzip the zipper so that the pull tab is "inside" the fabric.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold the zipper in half so that the teeth are on top and the fabric pieces are together.
    Sew each end of the zipper several times along the edge of the fabric.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 10
    Step 10

    Trim away the excess zipper, being careful not to cut where you just sewed everything together.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 11
    Step 11

    Making sure that the zipper pull tab is in the center of the fabric. Unfold the very top and very bottom piece of fabric so that you now have two flaps of fabric (right sides together) above and below the zipper.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew along first one side, then the other side. Making sure to back stitch several times over the zipper to secure it.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 13
    Step 13

    Sew along the top edge (the piece that will be the outside of your purse, if you are unsure which end this is, it's the one where you can see the top of the zipper and the pull tab from.)

    Then sew along the bottom edge, leaving about an inch gap unsewn in the middle. Trim your corners. And trim the ends of the zipper flush with the fabric. (not shown in the picture)

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 14
    Step 14

    Pull everything right side out through the gap you left in the inside bottom edge.
    Make sure to poke out your corners. And sew up the hole.

  • How to sew a fabric pouch. Simple Change Purse - Step 15
    Step 15

    Push the lining fabric inside the change purse, making sure everything is neat and tidy, and admire your handiwork!

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Comments

Lucie S.
Lucie S. · 6 projects
This is amazing! It makes so much more sence than how i was trying to do it
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Krystyl O.
Krystyl O. · Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA · 11 projects
I'm having some problems with/ between steps 12&13 "Sew along first one side, then the other side" ... I don't understand which 'side' you are referring to ? :s hmmm
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Haruka xz
Haruka xz · Puebla, Puebla, MX · 16 projects
lo haces ver tan facil xD
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mina m.
mina m. · Edmonton, Alberta, CA · 2 projects
wow thatnks for that really niceTongue
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1369 projects
Thanks for the how-to, it's very detailed and awesome.
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Thankies!
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iWunder01
iWunder01 · 6 projects
How did you know I was looking for something like this to add to my bags!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!
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· Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, US · 23 projects
Thanks for the awesome tutorial!
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JuliaFuentes
JuliaFuentes · Hermosillo, Sonora, MX · 2 projects
nice tutorial :]
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