Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cute little project

I am working my day job and assisting people with their sergers..of course. For one of my demonstrations I make a quick little serger purse. I have made it many ways but today I had to think a little quicker so now it has a different twist.

This is a great gift idea for little girls or lovely ladies.

Cut 2 pieces of fabric 6" x 9" and a piece of 1" ribbon about 30" long. (may use longer if you like - always test first.)

Take one of the 6" x 9" pieces of fabric and fold in half to yield 6" x 4 1/2". Using your fingers make a crease.

Now take one end of the ribbon and with raw edges together place it on the crease. (If you like you can secure with gluesitck).

Using a 4 thread overlock stitch - Place the fabric pieces with right sides together and the one end of the ribbon laying flat on the crease - serge down the long side (that has the ribbon end).

Now place the other raw end of the ribbon on the other long side where the crease is. You may want to secure the ribbon and make sure the long loop of the ribbon is away from the long raw edge.

Serge down the opposite long side.

Turn right side out. Fold where the ribbon is sticking out (this is the strap). Depending on what side you want facing out turn again if desired.

Now serge across the bottom catching all four piece of fabric. Turn right side out and you have a cute little purse. Either for wearing around the neck or over the shoulder.

When I have featured it before it was called a pocket on a string. But you can do so many things with this cute little purse...embroidery, applique,couching, quilt squares and so on and so on. I may have posted this before but it is worth posting again. The little girls that I made it for today just loved it and I made them out of scraps of fabric that I had in a bin. The biggest hit was a scrap I had of Princess fabric, Dora the Explorer and of course frogs. I had such a wonderful time!!!!

Takes about 10 minutes to make. Have Fun!!

You will surely put a big smile on a little girls face.