Remember how several years months weeks ago I told you I would do a tutorial on making mini purses that are square bottomed? Well, that day has finally arrived. I have had the project sitting on my dining room table since I originally posted about mini purses, waiting patiently for me to get back to it. Each weekend it’s been the first thing on my list, but something else inevitably comes up. Well, no longer. I guess I’ll have to put something else out on the dining room table.
Here’s the sad thing, I didn’t even have to cut the fabric or mess with the interfacing, my lovely grandma had already done it for me. I just had to finish the purse, which was a pretty good test to see if I remembered how to do it. And I did! So I know you can do this, too.
I’m going to direct you to my original tutorial for mini purses so you know how to get the basic purse. Start by cutting the fabric and iron and sew it to the batting. Here is a pictorial reminder of the rest:
Once you sew all outer edges together, sides first and bottom last, including zig zag stitching, then measure off a square on each bottom corner. This is where we make the purse square bottomed. The width of the base of your bag will be double the length of one side of your square. My square is 1 1/2 inches, so the base of my bag is 3 inches wide.