Today, I have a very cute little low sew project to show off! A friend of mine showed this to me and now I'm totally mad about it! It's so fun, cheap and easy to do and the result is cute and useful !!! Loooooooooooove it!
Jojo had been complaining about her coin purse is spoilt and asking for a new one..and this "Pop" purse just came in handy!
Now, let's get started :-
Get a stiff cardboard (I recycled an old mushroom packing box)
and cut a shape like the picture ...
or you can be creative about the shape after this tutorial...
The cardboard has to be stiff and flexible enough for
a nice curve bend when you pressed it this way and
still be able to return to the straight flat position when released.
You need to cut 3 pieces of the cardboard - exactly the same shape and size.
Wrap a piece of rag / clothes...
(felt would be a good choice but I don't have any
and it's very expensive here..)
You may secure the edge with double side tape, glue gun, anything
that you consider friendly enough to handle.
This is how the front (outer side of the purse) looks like after gluing.
I covered the raw edge at inside with a piece of duck-tape that
I cut according to the shape but slightly smaller.
You may sew another piece of clothes for the inner lining...
but I'm not good in sewing..So, this is my best option..
After finished lining the inner side of all the 3 pieces...
Take two of them and sew up the side..
|sew along the red line|
combined 'side a' and bottom piece (refer below diagram)
Remember to place the inner side facing each other when you sew.
You will get a small pocket like this.. continue connect
the other piece the same way
After you done with the third piece, you will
find a nice triangle piece of purse that will open
when you press on both ends..
and the 'Pop Open' purse is done...
Now, just to make the purse look 'cuter'
I add some sequins and beads
and turn the purse
Jojo is overjoyed with the new purse...
While I am on my way to make another 'mouse'...
Mei Mei said ...
"That shape look like a fish!!!
Can I have a fish pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!?"
A fish is really a good idea!
Mentioned about imagination kids have...
So, a fish for Mei Mei...
after mom "cracked" her head for the rest of the evening...
ransacked all the supplies in the
junk-box craft-supplies box
I'm not sure how long this 'purse' will last...
but if it able to put a big smile on Mei Mei and Jojo
without spending a single cent! I'll go for it!
I'll post the full detail about FISH soon...
should shutdown the screen
have a nice weekend!