Urban Summer Purse Tutorial~ Part #2

Let’s create the purse lining, inside pocket, and install the purse feet for the Urban Summer Purse Tutorial~Part #2.  Just for consistancy…I left you with Step 4 in the last tutorial so I will begin Part#2 with step 5.

Materials Needed:

  • Lining (solid color fabric)
  • Pocket (printed fabric)
  • Purse Feet
  • Pellon Stabilizer
  • Magnetic Closure

Step 5

  • Cut out lining (2) solid color pieces 10 inches width x 16 1/2 inches length the same size as your full front and back panels
  • Cut out pocket 6 inches width x 11 1/2 inches length
  • Cut out Pellon stabilizer  3 1/2 inches width x 15 inches length
  • Cut solid any color fabric on the fold 4 1/2 inches width x 13 1/2 inches length (used as bottom of purse stabilizer)


Step 6

  • Iron seam allowance around pocket to hide raw edges
  • Place pocket in the center of the back panel and sew onto the right side of the fabric.  Sew a seam down the center of the pocket, to create 2 pockets.


Step 7

  • Sew sides and bottom together 5/8 inch seam allowance leaving the top open
  • Cut a square 2 inches x 2 inches on the bottom corners
  • Press seams open
  • Match the open ends top and bottom, and sew a straight stitch across (creating a box edge)
  • Insert the Pellon stabilizer in between the fabric, fold and iron the edges before sewing your finishing seam to close.


Step 8

  • Fold the outer bag raw edges 1 inch inward and iron to create your finished edge
  • Following the manufactures instructions, install purse feet 1/2 inch from each corner


Step 9

  • Place stabilizer form in the bottom of the purse


Step 10

  • Fold the top edges of the lining 1 inch and iron
  • Insert the lining into the purse lining matching the seams and hiding the raw edges
  • Make adjustments to the lining and pin in place.
  • Leave 1/2 inch from the top of the purse to lining edge


In the next tutorial I will cover the magnetic closure, purse handles/straps, decorative belt and other finishing touches.  Stay tuned for Part #3 of this tutorial.  Subscribe to La Cartera to receive automatic updates on the next postings.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. ericantaylor says:

    Reblogged this on ENT Jewelry Blog and commented:
    Us girls just LOVE purses!!!


  2. stewartnancy86 says:

    This is a really well done tutorial. It gives me the courage to try and make my own. Thank you for sharing!


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