Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pop-Open Little Purse!

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
into a

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...


It's weekend



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have a nice weekend!



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  1. Very cute blog! Following you from Makobi Scribe's hop,

  2. Meijo I really love your touch to create these purses. Very original a mouse and a fish!

  3. @CindyThank you so much and honor to have you in my friend list.

  4. @Sylvie CréativeSo glad you like it! Your comment is always so sweet and push me forward to make some more 'sweet things'! Love - PC

  5. These are so cute! I love animals :)

  6. Both are absolutely adorable! Wonderful tutorial AGAIN, PC! I just love coming here. I love the low-sew option of duct tape inside, I really want to try this.

  7. The mouse and fish are both incredibly cute! Great job PC!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. These are cute! I will have to make one for my daughter when she gets a little older. I would love it if you would stop by and link this post up to my crafty link party that I just started at Lines Across My Face.
    :) Rachel

  9. Those are so cute!! The fish is just so pretty!

  10. So cute! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Looks like a fun easy project ~ I want to give it a try! ;)

    Have a great week!

  11. These are so cute! There's so many possibilities with these!

  12. Oh I love it!! What a cute and fun idea. Great tutorial too!

  13. aw this is SOOOO CUTE!!!! thanks for sharing and linkin up:)

  14. @JanelleThanks Janelle, always love to hear from you!

  15. @JillYes, that's why I said I'm addicted toward it...too many possibilities!

  16. WOW - fabulous tutorial and such a cool idea. Thanks heaps for sharing!

  17. So adorable. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your mouse.

  18. That is so cute! Dropping by from Tip Junkie..

  19. These are adorable. Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  20. I love this little purse and am going to make one asap! Or more likely 3 or four! Thinking about maybe cutting up a milk jug for the base and decoupaging scrapbook paper for decoration.... who knows? Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Your newest follower,
    Rikka J.
    Ricochet and Away!

  21. You once again have come up with such a cute project. I love how you think. The fish is adorable and since I don't care too much for mice, I like it better :)

  22. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

  23. The fish and the mouse re both adorable. I bet your girls love them! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  24. Fantastic idea & so cute too! I've featured it at the Craftastic Monday party this week. Thanks for linking!

  25. These are so cute :) I'm can't sew either so this works out well for me!

  26. Oh my goodness! I 100% LOVE this!

    I would be thrilled if you would link this up at my very first Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL...going on right now (250 + links and growing...can you tell I'm excited??! : ))

    P.S. I'm your newest follower. : )

    ~Abbie (

  27. So so cute! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project!

  28. so adorable! thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  29. LOVE this!! So simple to make and SO cute!! I love your mouse, and your daughter's idea of the fish! :)

  30. This is so sweet! Thanks for the great tutorial, you're amazing! I gotta try this!

  31. Sweet !! Thank you for this pattern and tutorial. I have been looking for one just like it for quite some time. They are perfect for storing thimbles in so I can finally stop losing mine.

  32. This is so cute and easy!! I made a rabbit and I'm going to make a goldfish for my little cousin!

  33. This is so cute and easy! I made a rabbit and I'm going to make a goldfish for my little cousin!

  34. Bravo pour votre création! Amitiés de France

  35. Oh la la ! elles sont trop jolies ces souris
    Nous en Feuillerie elles poussent dans le jardin....les souris...
    Belle journée

  36. Added this to a blog post I wrote and cited you: Thank you for blogging some great crafts!


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