Lets Make This Vintage Inspired Purse

You can make this feminine vintage inspired purse in no time at all.

What You Need
1-1/2 yards of 3/4-inch-wide olive green double-face satin ribbon
17x10-inch piece of pink embroidered fabric
2 yards of narrow light green scroll gimp trim (or lace)
17x9-3/4-inch piece of pink satin for lining
Matching sewing threads
Pink heart-shape bead

Let’s Make It! Cut three 17-inch lengths of ribbon. Pin one ribbon length 3 inches from a long edge of the bag fabric; sew in place. Overlap the first ribbon length by 1/16 inch and sew a second ribbon in place. In the same manner sew a third ribbon length. Sew scroll gimp along the top edge of the third ribbon. With right sides together and aligning trims, fold the trimmed fabric in half widthwise so it measures 8-1/2x10 inches. Sew together the side and bottom with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Press the seam allowances open. Trim the corners and turn the bag right side out. Fold and sew the lining piece in the same manner, leaving a 3-inch opening in the center bottom for turning; do no turn the lining right side out. Cut a length of gimp for a shoulder strap. Pin each shoulder strap end to the wrong side of the lining at each seam; sew ends in place. Slip the bag and shoulder strap inside the lining with right sides together. Using a 1/2-inch seam allowance, sew the bag and lining together along the top edges. Pull out the bag and shoulder strap through the opening in the lining. Hand-sew the opening closed. Tuck the lining into the bag, press the top edge, and topstitch through all layers 1/8-inch from the top. Sew a heart-shape bead to the green ribbon and gimp trim.

If you make this please send me your photo, I’d love to see your purse, I think this is a great project!


Catherine said...

Hi ~ just popped over from The Purple Caravan. Very lovely!


tris1978ton said...

Oh my gosh! This looks like fun. I'd definitely give it a try, on one of my unlazy days.

ilovemyhouse said...

Hello, and thnks for becoming my new follower you are very welcome. This purse looks perfect, if only i could find the time to make it....XX

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

LOVE vintage stuff :) I have a wardrobe full of vintage dresses that I hardly wear but can't bear to throw away. I do wear them, but no all that often becasue I work from home. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :o)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, dearest Katie!!! You have got to be the nicest, new friend I've ever made!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And I see you've got buttons, too!!! Choices...choices!! I decided to go with the second one since your Blog name shows better on that one...So delighted to put you with my special bloggie friends!!! Love you!

Also, this purse looks delightful! How very talented and creative you are!! Love it! Have a wonderful week, dear friend!! Love, Janine XO

Createology said...

This is a lovely purse and thank you for sharing how to make it. Happy creating...

Carol said...

There you go again. Having fun and promoting us to do the same. cute

Are potato chips your crisis food or fun food. Giggle.
Donuts are my crisis food. Brownies are my fun food.

mamas*little*treasures said...

Hi! Could I link back to this post from the Ruby blog and community? I want to try to keep a new craft idea going weekly if possible, and I'm running out of time to create new stuff ;o) I would like to get our readers to come over here on a regular basis, so let me know what you think! Nina

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love it! Very chic! ♥