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How sweet is this purse? No pattern to copy, just size to your preferences and use your stash on hand. I used removable handles so they can move from purse to purse. My grand angels live far from us, so now I can make the purse body and send just the purse body..saves postage and the cost of more handles. The small key fob was a built in design in my Baby Lock Elegante, stitchit out in matching thread colors. Can you imagine the key fob by itself as an adorable party favor, maybe even add fringe all around the fob too? Use thread colors to match your theme.
Please note the danity fringe dancing sweetly. To get this affect after you attached the fringe inside the seam you will need to stitch- in-the-ditch to keep it upward, using gravity to pull it down somewhat - looks adorable in person wish you were here!
Back to the purse featured above, for your angels, make a purse using removable handles. Take the measurement between the two handles down by the ears where your tab will be set for the handle to latch onto and write it down.
Who doesn't love to get surprise mail?
I periodically create an additional purse that will fit the same handles and mail it off as a surprise.
This purse body folds into an envelope and is lightweight so postage is minimal. Your angel can transfer handles from the previous purse onto the new purse body. This teaches our lil' angels ideas about recycling, reusing and being green, Sweet, sweet!
Here's how I made this purse:
Take the measurement between the two handles [down by the ears where your tab will be set for the handle to latch onto] and write it down.
You will sew and assemble the purse like a pillow case with separate header.
The fringe was made using 1/8" and 1/4" ribbon ( found at sewing, hobby stores and Wally World). Some yarns maybe available from this site - depending on our stock. If you are searching for something specific andyou don't see it, send along an email and we might have one or two skeins of what you are hunting for.
Fringe has 2" drop. Place rods three inches apart in base unit. Wind on your choice of ribbons and yarns. Straight stich next to one rod several times to make a strong header. Remove whole rod unit from under presser foot and take to flat surface.
For loose hanging fringe, cut fringe off the rod opposite the sewn header rod. Now you have the header still on one rod and the othe end of the fringe is hanging loose, right?
How to attach fringe to purse:
1). Place fringe with loose ends pointing towards the pink band and bury header between seams of upper band and lower body, straight stitch.
2). Final stitching, in-the-ditch with loose ends still pointing upwards (towards the pink band). When purse is held upright, fringe falls whimsically downward. Made fringe using 1/8" and 1/4" ribbon ( found at sewing, hobby and Wally World). Some yarns maybe available from this site - depending on our stock.
IDEA: Trick or Treat bags or other use bags can be made to use with these handles one more re-use for these adorable handles.
This is a great project to use up stash fabrics and yarns and ribbons!
Personally I think every Grandma should buy a set of these handles for each grand girl. Then proceed to make a purse a month or for every special occasion. Easy on the budget and both Mom and grand Angel will adore you even more!
I can't wait to see what you come up with, email photos.
Before you buy, please enjoy viewing our other fabulous fringe and tassel inspirational projects.
Watch our free HOW - TO make fringe videos.
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