Monday, January 20, 2014

Accessories Tutorial...

Today I have a tutorial that was requested after I posted about the purse accessory set. I had planned on posting it this past Thursday, but whew, I forgot how much more time a tutorial took than a regular post...so, it just didn't happen till now! :)

Note: There are a lot of picture in this post! Also, I try to write my tutorials for a beginners level :) that way if someone has no sewing experience they can try to make one too!

Supplies needed:

2 pieces of material 7 1/2" x 11 1/2" each (tissue cover)
2 pieces of material 5" x 11" each (change purse)
thread
snap fastener and/or button
tissue pack :)
sewing machine
ruler

Travel Tissue Cover
Start by cutting your 2 pieces of fabric to 7 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Take each each piece of your tissue cover and fold it down from shorter side in 2 inches (right sides of fabric facing each other). Note: Both the cover and lining will be constructed the same way, except the space left unsewn in the side seam of the lining...
 Then turn them up a 1/2 inch
Bring the other end up to meet the edge of the material, pin sides down if you'd like...
 
Now you can sew the sides...make sure to lift your foot and needle over the flaps...DO NOT SEW THEM DOWN! Also, here is where you need to leave a small section (~1 1/2") of one side seam of the lining unsewn....this is for turning once we've sewn the lining to the outside.
Here is what your two pieces should look like now...
Now we are going to turn the lining right side out and put it into the outer section...
Once the lining is in the outer shell, line up the flaps and sew both sides...
Now, pull out the lining, find the hole left in the side, and pull everything out from there to make it right side out... don't forget to sew up the hole in your lining before tucking it into the cover.
Admire your nice, new Travel Tissue Cover...

Mini Change Purse
Start by cutting your 2 pieces of fabric to  5" x 11"
Take each each piece of your change purse and fold it in from the shorter side 4 inches (right sides of fabric facing each other). Note: Both the cover and lining will be constructed the same way, except the space left unsewn in the side seam of the lining...
Sew the side seams, remembering to leave ~ 1 1/4" unsewn on one seam of the lining...but make sure it an 1 1/4" from the fold so we can make our square bottom...
Now, we are going to make the boxed bottom... take the side seams and meet them on the inside.
The bottom should flatten and the seams point...take the point and measure up the seam 1", place a pin here to keep your measurement. Do this to all four "corners"... and sew along the pin line.
Once sewn, cut off triangles...
See the cut squared bottoms :) Now, turn the lining right side out and put into the outside.
Line up the flap edges and round them...I used my drunkards path template to do my rounding. Then, sew all the way around the opening (sewing the lining to the outside).
Once sewn, find the hole in the lining and pull everything right side out through there. Don't for get to sew up the hole in the lining before putting it into the outside.
Sew again around the whole opening.
Now to add the snap...usually I would use a 4 piece snap set with the snap pliers, however, I don't have any full sets left, so I used a 2 piece sew on snap set with a button decoration on the outside to hide the thread. You could also make this a button closure if you don't mind doing button holes and want it to open that way :)
Your purse now has some very cute items to help keep you organized!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you have any questions, just ask!

Amanda
"The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me; thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands." ~ Psalm 138:8

2 comments:

  1. Oh these are just adorable! Thank you so much for taking the time to do the tutorial. I'm going to have fun getting these done ahead of time for stocking stuffers! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for such a great tutorial! I really love that fabric. It is so bright and cheery! Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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