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Easy-to-Make Felt Purse

Every little girl would love this adorable purse made from snowy white felt. Make it in an evening for the little one on your list.

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What You Need

  • 1 yard white wool felt
  • 3 sheets 8-1/2-x-11-inch paper for pattern
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • 1 skein red cotton floss
  • Needle
  • Red felt
  • 1 button
  • 1/2 yard cording
  • Crafts glue
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How to Make It

  1. Wash the white felt and let it air-dry.
  2. To make the pattern, tape the long end of one sheet of paper to the long end of the next; add the third sheet of paper in the same way.
  3. Use scissors to cut the top piece of the pattern into a V that will become the purse flap.
  4. Place the paper on the white felt and cut all around.
  5. Fold the bottom third of the felt over the middle third; stitch the sides together using a blanket embroidery stitch, to create the purse pouch. Also stitch around the V for a cohesive look.
  6. Cut four petal shapes from red felt and glue them to the point of the V.
  7. Stitch a button in the center to finish.
  8. To make the handle, cover the cording with a scrap of white felt and glue the ends shut.
  9. Stitch the handle neatly to the back side of the bag.
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