Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Part 3 of purse pattern: 

 Now that you have got the zipper in place, place the sides of the
two pieces together right sides together and place the edge of a saucer on the sides opposite of the fold and trim off the squared edges to make nice rounded edges for the purse.  Do this on both sides.  Save the scraps to use as pattern for cutting the edges off of the lining. 
Now to start the lining:  cut two pieces of fabric 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" for the lining.  Fold 1/2" down from the top and press with a hot dry iron.  See picture.    Insert a piee of light-weight batting the same size of the lining underneath the fold at the top.  See picture.    Trim off the curves to match the curves of the purse.  Stitch across the top.  Take small pins and pin along a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around.  Cut off the outside edges as close to the pins as possible to make the lining smaller than the purse.  See picture.  
Part 4 coming soon!