Do you want to learn how make a purse at home. If yes, navigate through this article for purse making tips.

How To Make A Purse

A purse or a handbag is probably one of the most important accessories for a woman. Purses are normally identified with women and complete the persona of a woman. With the fashion industry understanding the irresistible urge of women for fine quality leather bags and purses, you can come across hundreds of designer bags and purses in the market to meet the choice, taste and need of every woman. There are purses to match the different dresses in a woman’s wardrobe and bags to suit any and every occasion. It is like a dream come true for a woman to have a wardrobe full of purses of different designs, patterns, and colors etc, each to go along with different outfits. However, dreams don’t come free of cost. You will have to shell out a lot of money in order to live even half of your dreams. The purse making tips to follow will help you realize your dream to some extent without putting much pressure on your pocket. Read on to learn more.

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Making A Purse

Basic Purse

Things Required
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Fabric
  • Decorations
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Common pins
  • Matching thread
  • Iron on interfacing
  • The first step towards making a purse for yourself is to decide the design of your purse. You can go online to search for the new purse designs and styles and can choose one from a number of patterns that appeals to you the most.
  • Once you have finalized the design, purchase and collect all the required supplies. Make sure to read the instructions behind every supply you are going to use before starting work on your purse.
  • Once you have all the supplies at your disposal, it is time to cut the fabric based on the design you want to copy. Make sure to mark the right measurements on the fabric before you start cutting it. It is advisable to recheck your measurements in order to prevent any wastage of material.
  • Make sure that you follow the instructions provided for the pattern you wish to copy. Following the instructions provided in detail will save you a lot of time, energy and will minimize wastage than designing your purse in a different way. The instructions online are the simplest of all and logical way of assembling a purse following which will save you a lot of time.
  • It is advisable to pin together all the seams of the fabric before you start sewing the purse. Pinning together the seams will help you in assembling the purse. Not all seams can be sewn by machine; you will have to hand sew a few seams.

Purse Made Out Of Jeans

Things Required
  • Old jeans
  • Fabric glue
  • Lace trimmings
  • Beaded fringe
  • Needle
  • Black thread
  • Fabric glue
  • Buttons
  • A pair of scissors
  • Colorful sequins
  • Cut around the back pocket of your old jeans pant with the help of scissors, keeping the seams intact. Once you have cut across the pockets, move your scissors across a square inch of the fabric from the thigh area and the side seams around the leg. This will provide you with the strap for the jeans purse. You can make a fashion flap from the piece of fabric you cut from the thigh area. This piece will have to be sewed to the top edge of the pocket.
  • Once you are done with the purse structure and the fashion flap attach the bead trimming to the bottom edge of the purse. You can either sew the beads to the edge of the purse or glue it with the help of fabric glue.
  • Strew the strap on the purse and attach individual spangles on one side of the purse. Now stitch the button of the top edge of the purse and make a buttonhole on the flap side of the purse. With this your jeans purse is ready to use.

A Quilted Purse

Things Required
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread and other items
  • Quilted material
  • A chosen pattern
  • Choose a pattern of choice and purchase the quilted material and other supplies from a store.
  • Cut out the quilted material in the design of your purse pattern. When you have the pattern cut out, all you have to do is to assemble the material together using a sewing machine.

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