MAKE YOUR OWN FELT PURSE

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MAKE YOUR OWN FELT PURSE

Create a little purse to play dress up with or to store your favorite trinkets. This is a great first sewing project for kids.
You will need
Felt
Paper or cardboard for pattern
Pencil
Needle and thread
2 feet heavy cord
Glitter glue - optional to decorate

Draw a purse shape on paper or cardboard. A basic circle or square is fine. Make it about 5" across. Cut out the shape to use a pattern. Trace the pattern on two pieces of felt Lay the two pieces together and pin at the sides. Lay the cord on the shape placing one end at the center bottom of the purse. Follow along the edges with the cord, leaving a loop at the top for a handle and overlapping the cord at the bottom center. Sew the hearts together at the pointed end and along the sides. Do not sew them together at the top leaving an opening for your treasures. You can decorate your bag with glitter glue, or glue on bits of felt, string or beads.

   

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