Leather And Feather Purse
Every diva needs a novelty purse and this one is unique with it’s faux leather, feather and metal accents. It measures 6” wide by 6.5” long and features two inner pockets large enough to carry an iPhone 6s. A magnetic clasp holds the flap closed and silver chain serves as a strap. The “heavy metal” pieces are nothing but hot fix elements you attach to the fabric with an iron. The template for the face is included with the instructions. If you have a Harry Potter fan in your family this Hedwig wannabe would make a great gift!
All seam allowances are .50"
step 18 - Cut away .75” from the bottom edge of the back fleece piece. Tuck the fleece top curved end into the curved end of the flap and pin in place aligning the long side edges.
step 19 - Position the plastic mesh piece against the wrong side of the back lining, in between the fabric and the fleece. Fit into the flap curve. Trim edges of the mesh if necessary so they will not be caught in the seams during sewing. The clasp prongs are all that’s necessary to hold the mesh in place.
step 23 - With right sides together, sew the top edge of the feathered front to the front lining.
step 24 - Cut away 1.25” from the front fleece piece. Align the top edge of the fleece to the top of the front and pin in place aligning the long side edges. Only the sides should be sewn into the bag.
step 26 - Attach the other half of the clasp to the center of the feather cover. See the pattern piece for placement.
step 27 - Sew together the bottom seams of the back and the front with right sides together.
step 29 - Trim the seams and cut the corners diagonally. Pull the purse right side out through the opening in the lining. Slip stitch the lining closed and stuff it into the purse.
My rhinestone rimmed, black eye beads were slider beads with loops on the back. I cut off the loops with wire cutters so they would lay flat on the fabric and adhere with glue. I’ve had them for a long time and don’t know where they came from. You can substitute your own black flat beads and attach hot fix rhinestones around them to create a similar look.
- 1/3 yard faux leather for purse and lining
- 1/3 yard fleece
- 1/3 yard fusible interfacing
- 3” x 7” piece of plastic mesh
- round and oval hot fix silver nail heads
- magnetic clasp
- 2 round toggle clasps
- chain for strap
- Dazzle Tac glue
- sewing notions
- 2 beads for eyes approximately .75” long