Thursday, May 23, 2013

Teeny Tiny Purse for Girls

Before I start this post I just want to say...."Yeah!!  We just finished the school year!!"  (Quite literally, 1 minute ago.)  As some of you may know, I am a homeschooling Mom.  This year my daughter was in the 1st grade, so only my 2nd year 'on the job'.  I would love to write more about my experience so far, but that is for another post.

Today I want to share with you a cute little purse I just made this afternoon.  I got the pattern from a cute little book I found at our local library.  (Where would I be without the library!!)  The book is titled, "We Love to Sew" and it is authored by Annabel Wrigley.  The entire book is made for the 'young' sewer in mind.  Girls ages 7-18 would enjoy this book.  I  like this book because I can practice sewing very basic things and get some confidence.

I plan on having some sewing lessons with my oldest daughter this summer, so I am trying to line up some easy projects.  My goal with this purse was to see if it was really easy and to see if it would be a good first sewing project for my 6, almost, 7 year old.  She does know how to use the sewing machine and has sewn a few blocks together.  We could definitely do this project together.

 In the book, the closure was a snap.  She used a snap fastener kit by Dritz.  I did not want to spend any money for this project, so I decided to use a button.

The best thing about this project is that I learned a new sewing skill.  The all dreaded  BUTTON!!  I've sewn buttons on by hand, but I have never made a button hole with my machine, nor have I ever sewn a button on with my machine.  I was SO excited when I saw that button hole!  If you have never tried it, get out your sewing machine's manual and go ahead and just DO IT! 

 The inside has 2 little pockets on the side.  Some velcro would be nice here next time.

Here is the inside.  Some velcro here would be nice too.

This is such a simple design, but we could really jazz this up.  We will post again when we've made more over the summer.

If anything, this is a perfect last minute gift for that special girlfriend. :)

I'll be trying out some other easy sewing ideas for kids, so check back soon to see what we have come up with.  If you  like this post you can follow me on facebook by liking me over on the sidebar.

Thanks!  Many blessings to you this Memorial Day weekend!

(By the way, I did not get paid to talk about the book I mentioned.  I truly did just find it at the library.)

~Gina
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