Saturday, November 19, 2016

Key Chain Mini Purse Tutorial


I was asked by a customer to redesign a small key chain mini purse she had that was very worn and to make it a little larger.  Today I want to share the pattern and how to make this very quick and useful project.


You can click on this photo to save and print out on your own browser for reference and template.  **all seams are 1/4 inch** 


Two main pieces, one pocket piece, one fuseable batt cut to size of main piece, one light weight fuseable interfacing cut for pocket, D-ring, and ribbon.

   
PREP WORK:
Fuse batt to one of the main body pieces, fuse the interfacing to one half of you pocket piece, and loop your ribbon thru the d-ring -  baste the end and where the pencil is, I did 4/5 stitched back and forth to help hold the ring.


Press your pocket in half and stitch the top - gives it strength.  You can use a straight stitch, decorative, hand - this is your project so play.


You can leave your main body straight edge or use the template to cut the curve.  Again, your project, your choice.  Centering, pin the ribbon/d-ring at the bottom of the main piece that has the fuseable.


Now to layer them for stitching.  Place main piece with fuseable batt and ribbon face up, then the pocket, the place second main piece face down on top.  Pin all layers.


I stitch up each side first and then stitch the curve.  This helps to get the curve in place and lock those corners where the will be stress.  DO NOT SEW THE BOTTOM


Now turn your mini purse thru the bottom.  Yes, your ribbon is inside the pocket, but that is what we want.  Press


Do a double row of stitch across the botom.  I go across one way, lift presser foot and swivel that baby around and go back down - then both ends are lock stitched.


Your are done sewing!!  Reach into the pocket and grab the d-ring, pull all thru the pocket and turn the whole piece.  Your seam is inside and no need to hand sew a turning whole.


Use a damp cloth or heavy steam and press your mini.  Options of closures:  buttons with button hole, hand sewn snaps, or clamp snap fasteners.  Again your project , your choice.


A quick project for gifts using up your scraps.  Hope you enjoy.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

19 comments:

  1. What a super tutorial, photos and words make it so clear, and a wonderful gift to make more than once.

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  2. Super tutorial, Sharon. Great idea and pattern to save....I will use some velcro :) Thanks.

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  3. Awesome revamp, but what would this little purse hold?

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial! You'd never run out of ideas on how to make each one special, for a sweet little gift.

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  5. Didn't you make that clear cut and simple. Thanks so much.

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  6. great tutorial for a cute little gift. thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great tutorial Sharon and a very useful project . Thanks !

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  8. Great tutorial and excellent gift idea too. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. #CreativeGoodness

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  9. I have made one, but not quite good enough for a photo shoot yet, but so easy to do, and what a great gift idea. You are a whizz for giving us all the details.

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  10. Thanks for taking the time to make this tutorial! This would make a great little gift!

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  11. What a super cute idea!! Thanks so much for the great tutorial, Sharon!! Perfect for using up scraps!!

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  12. Sharon, these are so cute!! Thanks for sharing; what a marvelous idea for stocking stuffers, too! :)

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  13. Great tutorial, Sharon. Wonderful idea.

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  14. What a great way to carry your drivers license along with your keys. Perfect for work, when I don't want to carry a purse!
    Thanks!

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  15. Thanks for this, it all looks nice, clear and doable, perfect for those scraps.

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  16. This is soooooooo cute! I just bought some snaps and look forward to making a few. Thank you for generously taking the time to create and post your tutorial.

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  17. What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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