If you are like me who doesn’t like to carry handbags wherever you go, you will like our small purse pattern. This free purse sewing pattern has two slots and will suffice to carry your money, credit cards, and some coins.
And despite all the space and convenience, you’ll still find it compact enough to squeeze into a pocket or bag for a busy day or a night out!
This is one of the cute small purses that can be quickly whipped up from just two pieces of fabric and some interfacing. There are no multiple pieces to be attached and the pockets are formed by just folding the fabrics.
This small purse is so cute that it can make perfect gifts for someone you love! They can be made from your leftover fabric scraps and wouldn’t take much time to sew. So come on, grab your notions and let’s get started!
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Purse Sewing Pattern Free – Easy Pattern
Medium-weight fabric scraps for the purse main and lining.
Small button or KAM snaps in matching colors.
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****The seam allowance is 3/8″ unless otherwise specified.
Cut your main and lining pieces, using the pattern pieces in the given PDF.
Press the interfacing to the wrong side of the main pattern piece, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Take the main and lining pieces and keep them layered with the right sides together lining up one of the short edges and the long edges. Sew along both sides of the short edge, leaving a gap of about 1.5- inches along the center (this is to bring the right side out later).
Press the seam open.
Turn over to the right side and draw a line, 2.5- inches from the raw short edge of the lining.
Bring the seam line of the two pieces towards the drawn line and pin or clip to hold there. There will be a fold formed underneath.
Next, draw a line on the main piece, 1- inch from the seamline.
Fold the main piece up making another fold just above the earlier fold underneath.
Again fold the main piece backwards to form another fold that touches the 1- inch line. Clip the layers together.
Fold the main piece once more to line up with the short edge of the lining. Sew around the curved edges.
Trim the edge of the lining to curve it.
Clip the curves to reduce the bulk.
Slide your fingers in between the lining and interfacing and start pulling it out. You will notice the gap in the seam you left earlier.
Pull the right side out through the gap in the seam.
Poke the corners out with the help of a wooden dowel. Press the purse to make it neat and crisp and hand sew the small opening shut, using an invisible stitch.
You may use KAM snaps or sew buttons and buttonholes as you wish. Your small purse is ready!
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I made this for my grand daughter for Christmas. I thought after drawing the 1" line, the next step was somewhat confusing, by just looking at the picture, but I finally figured it out. Other than that it went together very easy and was a quick sew. Thanks for sharing the pattern.
Tuesday 6th of December 2022
What is the seam allowances for this pattern?
Tuesday 6th of December 2022
The seam allowance is 3/8- inch unless otherwise specified.