Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lined Snap Tape Purse Tutorial

Fully Lined Snap Tape Purse Tutorial
(approximately 5x4 inches finished)


- (2) five inch pieces of measuring tape (cut edges covered with masking tape)
- Outer fabric 7 ½ by 5 ½ inches
- Lining/Casing fabric 11 ½ by 5 ½ inches
- Fusible fleece (light weight) 7 ¼ by 5 ¼
- Hem gauge
- Basic sewing kit

Use ¼ inch seam allowances


Center fleece on WS outer fabric, fuse according to directions

Fold in half RST matching short sides, sew sides, leave top open

*Optional- box corners, sew in ½ inch from outer edge, trim

Turn right side out


On short edges press a ¼ inch hem,

then turn under 1 inch and press very well

Open hems back out
With RST fold in half matching short sides and pressed hem lines

Sew sides, leaving top open

*Optional- box corners, sew in ½ inch from outer edge trim
Do not turn


Place lining inside outer purse fabric WST making sure it is all the way down matching side seams and *boxed corners

Fold hem in lining down over raw edge of outer bag, this will create your casing
Slip measuring tape under hem into casing, making sure numbers face inside of bag
*Trim tape edges to fit if necessary

Baste hem in place, using basting stitches (recommended) or pins

Turn bag inside out and top stitch around entire casing, careful not to catch measuring tape with your needle

Turn bag right side out. Press if necessary 

Ta-da! You're done! And no ugly raw seams on the inside!

This snap purse can be made to any dimensions! Just make the lining fabric 4 inches longer than the outer fabric, and follow directions above.

 Have fun whipping these out!
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