Altenew + Pinkfresh Studio “Celebrate” Collaboration Blog Hop Details + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew + Pinkfresh Studio Celebrate Collaboration Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new collection called Celebrate. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Svitlana Shayevich, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my pinwheel pencils:

It’s summertime, and the patterned paper is fun and full of flowers. Perfect for the summer.

Giving gifts to my staff brings me joy. My team loves receiving goodies that I make for them. This go-round, they will receive a pencil with a pinwheel attached. This will make them smile from one ear to the other.

Creating these pinwheels are as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Use an electronic cutter and software to create and cut the pinwheel out of the 12 x12 Celebrate pattern paper.
  2. Old brads that match are perfect to use to hold the flower petals together.
  3. Adhere the pinwheels to the pencils using a glue gun.

See nothing to it!

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

There are TWO grand prizes(entire collection worth $85.5) from Altenew and Pinkfresh Studio up for grabs. Two winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below. Please leave your comments by 7/2/2020 to be eligible to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew or Pinkfresh Studio gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Pinkfresh Studio giveaway page on 7/8/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Else Siegers

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Pinkfresh Studio Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Nathalie DeSousa

Lea Lawson

Lauren Hender

Reiko Tsuchida

Laura Bassen

Anna Komenda

Nicole Watt

Angelica Conrad

Terhi Koskinen

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Missy Whidden

Amber Rain Davis

Channin Pelletier

Cristina Sales

Norine Borys

Ashlea Cornell

Jung AhSang

Lilith Eeckels

Kay Miller

Flora Farkas

Lydia Evans

Heather Hoffman

Amanda Baldwin

Jaycee Gaspar

Ivana Camdzic

Erica Thomspon

Virginia Lu

Kelly Lunceford

Yasmin Diaz

Therese Calvird

Kristina Pokazenieva

Maryam Perez

Natasha Valkovskaya

TaeEun Yoo

Svitlana Shayevich

Kymona Tracey

Else Siegers

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Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

 

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew June 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new paint-a-flower stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Amber Rain Davis, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my wooden tag key chains:

Daffodil stamp set

Stamping on wood is one of my favorite ways to craft. It’s exquisite, and it looks a lot like wood burning.

Decorating these wooden pieces is easy.

Daffodil stamp set

Simply ink up the stamp with ink that works on wood and stamp where you want the image to appear.

Daffodil Stamp Set

Now its time to stamp a sentiment. I want to use the word love, so I cover the rest of the sentiment with tape.

Once the word is entirely ink, remove the tape and stamp the sentiment where you want it.

Daffodil stamp set

Daffodil stamp set

Repeat with the second wooden tag.

Daffodil stamp set

Daffodil Stamp Set

Let’s take a look at both tags:

Daffodil stamp set

Add a key ring, and your good to go.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on THIS POST on 06/30/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Tania Ahmed

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Nicole Watt

Virginia Lu

Maryam Perez

Amber Rain Davis

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Tania Ahmed

Erum Tasneem

Nathalie DeSousa

Jaycee Gaspar

Ashlea Cornell

Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich

Sveta Fotinia

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

 

Altenew June 2020 Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew June 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stand-alone dies. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Ashlea Cornell, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Let’s take a look at my mini book:

Soda top nesting die

 

Wow, look at edges of this mini-book, so different and new. To create this mini-book, I used two of the brand new dies released today, the Waterbrush Hello Die and the Soda Top Nesting Die.

Waterbush hello die

Here’s how to create this mini-book:

Use watercolor paper and create watercolor circles.

Let it dry.

Use a die cutting machine and cut out 10 pieces (5 pieces of the watercolored pieces and 5 blank pieces) using the biggest soda top nesting die.

Punch a hole using a hole punch.

Add one tubular rivet and secure it by banging it with a hammer.

Die-cut 3 of the waterbrush hello die out of black cardstock.

Adhere the 3 hello die-cut together with liquid glue.

Once that dries, adhere the entire hello piece to the front of the mini-book.

Add some satin gold sequin to the front of the book for dimension.

Voila – you’re done.

soda top nesting die

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 6/22/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/25/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Agnieszka Malyszek

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Nicole Watt

Nathalie DeSousa

Lydia Evans

Jaycee Gaspar

Laurie Willison

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird

Virgninia Lu

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Ashlea Cornell

Kymona Tracey

Amber Rain Davis

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

watercolor paper satin gold sequinWaterbrush hello die   soda top nesting die We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Multi Punch Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray Tombow Mono Liquid GlueKlum House Tubular Rivets

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How to Make a Fun and Easy Cotton Tote

Hello everyone!! Can you believe we are halfway through the year? I have to say it’s been the longest 6 months ever. During the stay at home order, what new hobbies did you learn? If sewing was that hobby, welcome to the club.

Today, I’m sharing a beginner tutorial on how to make a fun and easy cotton tote using Snow Sweet Collection by J. Wecker Frisch.

Take a look at my Snow Sweet Cotton Tote:

Snow Sweet tote

This tote is so darn cute. The pairing of both fabric just fits.

Let’s take about this fabric collection:

Snow Sweet was created by J. Weaker Frisch. This collection contains 32 different pattern prints.

fabric collection

 

It’s time to create!

Materials:

1/2 yard of Snow Sweet Paper Snowflake Blue
1/2 yard of Snow Sweet Candy Making Text White.
Fusible Fleece Interfacing
Dritz Curtain Grommets
Pins
Ruler
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Scissors
Point turner
Wonder Kits
Fabric Marker
Chicago Screws
Chicago Screw Plyers
Screwdriver

Instructions on how to create a Snow Sweet Cotton Tote:

Cutting fabric:

Cut two pieces of the outer material 18 inches x 16 inches.

Cut two pieces of the lining fabric 18 inches x 16 inches.

Cut two pieces of the fusible fleece interfacing.

Cut two leather straps to 28 inches.

Making the bag:

Iron two fusible fleece to the lining fabric.

Snow Sweet

With right sides together, line the lining and the outer fabric together and pin.

Sew around the entire bag leaving a 3″ to 4″ opening.  Cut corners to reduce bulk.

Snow Sweet

Turn and puck out the corner. Sew the opening with a 1/8 inch stitch.

Repeat for the bag front panel.

Once both pieces are turned, it is time to put the bag together.

Right sides together line up the two pieces matching all four corners -clip.

Sew 1/4 inch seam line on all 3 sides.

Snow Sweet

Turn the bag inside out.

Adding the leather handle:

Measure down 2 inches from the top and over 3 inches from the side seam and mark the fabric.

Snow Sweet

 

Sweet Snow

 

Sweet Snow

Use the Dritz circle template to draw the circle on the front and back of the bag where the chalk marks are.

Snow Sweet

Use a pair of scissors to cut the circle out.

Place the grommet in place and press down until you hear a snap.

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

To attach the leather steps, use a leather hole punch and punch where you want the screws to go.

Snow Sweet

Add the screw and tighten it.

Place the Chicago screw tool over screw and close. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screw.

Chicago Screw Tool

Repeat for the remaining 3 handles.

Quick and easy, right?!

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

What do you think? Would you create this easy cotton tote bag? I would love to see it.

Supplies Used:

 

Bernina 570QE

fabric collection

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew June 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils/More Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew June 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, stencils, and more. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Svitlana Shayevich, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my stamp wooden bowl:

I used Altenew’s brand new Wild & Free Stamp Set to makeover this plain wooden bowl.

I love the whimsical look of the flowers and sentiments with this stamp set. No coloring needed.

Stamping this bowl is easy:

Decide on which images you want to stamp on the side and inside the bowl.

Use a small stamp block to stamp each of the images.

What do you think? Will you try stamping on wood? Please let me know?

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 6/9/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 6/11/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Lydia Evans

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Willison

Amber Rain Davis

Jaycee Gaspar

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Virginia Lu

Ashlea Cornell

Nathalie DeSousa

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird

Erum Tasneem

Agnieszka Malyszek

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Kymona Tracey

Lydia Evans

Jennifer McGuire

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Altenew May 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew May 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, and stencils. If you arrived here from Altenew Mixed Media blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my flower pressed cards:

pressed flower cards

I used real flowers that I pressed two weeks ago and paired them with Altenew’s brand new Inked Lotus Stamp Set to create these beautiful cards.

Creating these cards was so much fun. I’ve never used real flowers before to make anything, so it was exciting. I used my Pressed Flower kit from The Crafter’s Box. I’ve been a member for the past 4 years, and I absolutely love all of the new things I learn from their workshops.

Here’s how I created these cards:

First, I bought some flowers I wanted to press from a local nursery.

Then, I took my time and add the flowers to the press and pressed them. That was two weeks ago.

Once the two weeks passed, take the press apart and carefully removed the flowers from the press.

I decided which flowers I wanted to add to the front of my cards.

Once that decision is made, add a small amount of Mod Podge with a small paintbrush to the back of flowers and adhered them to the front of the cards.

To finish the cards, use Altenew Permanent Black Ink to stamp the different sentiments on the front of the cards.

Done!!

Let’s take a look at each card:

I have to admit, creating these cards was so therapeutic. The flowers are so delicate you have to take your time and focus on what you’re doing.

What do you think? Will you make your own pressed flower cards? Please let me know.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 5/17/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/20/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Laurie Willison

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Agnieszka Malyszek

Amber Rain Davis

Ashlea Cornell

Erum Tasneem

Jaycee Gaspar

Altenew Mixed Media Blog

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Lydia Evans

Maryam Perez

Nathalie DeSousa

Nicole Picadura

Nicole Watt

Norine Borys

Reiko Tsuchida

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

black ink flower press

Thank you for stopping by!

Altenew April 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Stamping Mat/Sequin Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew April 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, stencils, stamping mat and sequin set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Ivana Camdzic, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my watercolor envelopes:

artist watercolor 24 pan

I used Altenew’s brand new Envelope Art Stamp Set alongside the Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set to create these beautiful colorful envelopes.

Watercoloing is so freeing and it takes your mind off of these trying times we are facing. With all of this social distancing receiving a beautiful envelope doesn’t seem so bad. Today is my mother’s birthday so one of these beautiful is headed her way.

Here’s how I created these envelopes:

I gathered all of the supplies needed for watercoloring.

artist watercolor pan set

Then I just wet the paper with water and just freely painted strips and circles. I love seeing how the colors blend together creating other colors.

Envelope art stamp set

I love working with the warmer colors: reds, yellows, oranges. Sometimes I add purple and blues to see what happens.

Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set

Once the watercolor dries, its time to create the envelope.

I used We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to create theses envelopes.

Envelope Punch Board

Glue the bottom and stamp to your heart’s desire. I used Altenew Obsidian pigment ink.

Your envelopes are ready to go!

Let’s take a closer look at each envelope:

Envelope art stamp set Envelope art stamp set Envelope art stamp set Envelope art stamp setEnvelope art stamp set Envelope art stamp set Envelope art stamp set

Envelope art stamp set

What do you think? Will you make your own watercolor envelopes? Please let me know?

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 4/13/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/18/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Christine Pennington

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Amber Rain Davis

Terri Koszler

Laura Bassen

Jaycee Gaspar

Kelly Griglione

Jennifer McGuire

Virginia Lu

Alex Syberia

Nathalie DeSousa

Mindy Eggen

Nicole Watt

LauraJane

Laurie Willison

TaeEun Yoo

Altenew Mixed Media Blog

Emily Midgett

Norine Borys

Laura Volpes

Nicole Picadura

Tania Ahmed

Svitlana Shayevich

The Hedgehog Hollow

Ashlea Cornell

Vicky Papaioannou

Maryam Perez

Sveta Fotinia

Reiko Tsuchida

Erum Tasneem

Ivana Camdzic

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Christine Pennington

Therese Calvird

Neha Aggarwal

Lydia Evans

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

watercolor paper envelope art stamp set

We R Memory Keepers - Envelope Punch Board

Thanks for stopping by,

Goose Tales Halloween Fabric Basket

Hello everyone!! I’m back again with another cute sewing project for you. Are you ready for Halloween?

I know its months away, but since we’ve been on this stay at home order, days are combining with each other, and before you know it, Halloween will be here. I just hope we can celebrate it.

With that said, I used a brand new fabric collection called Goose Tales by J. Wecker Frisch.

Take a look at my Goose Tales Halloween Fabric Basket:

Goose Tales fabric basket

 

I love this fabric basket. It’s beautiful and deep for all of the candy my niece will collect.

Let’s take about this fabric collection:

Goose Tales was created by J. Wecker Frisch, a designer that I met last year when her Paperdoll collection was released. I actually won the entire set and bunch of other goodies in a contest. That was fun. I followed her ever since.

This collection contains 24 different prints, 2-panel pieces, and 1 border stripe.

Let’s dive into how to create your own fabric basket:

Materials:

1/2 yard of Goose Tales Book Spines Border Strip (outer fabric)
1/2 yard of Goose Tales Text Black (lining fabric)
Fusible Fleece Interfacing
Button
Pins
Ruler
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Scissor

Instructions on how to create a Goose Tales Halloween Fabric Basket:

Cutting fabric:

Goose Tales fabric basket Materials

Cut one piece of outer fabric and one piece of the lining to 27 inches x 11.5 inches.

Cut one piece of interfacing to 26 inches x 10.5 inches.

Cut one piece of the outer fabric for the bottom of the handle to 23 inches x 3.75 inches.

Cut one piece of the lining fabric for the top of the handle to 23 inches x 2-3/8 inches.

Cut one piece of interfacing for the handle to 23 inches x 1-1/8 inches.

Cut 3 circles out of the outer, lining, and interfacing to 8-3/4 inches.

(I used my Cricut Maker to cut the circles.)

Goose tails halloween fabric basket

goose tails halloween fabric basket

Making the bag:

Handles:

With right sides together, sew the outer fabric and the lining together on the long side using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Press the seam open.

Ironing

Place the interfacing on the outer fabric piece close to the seam line.

Fold the lining towards the seam.

Fold the outer fabric towards the seam.

Press.

fabric basket handles

Fold the lining fabric over the outer fabric, leaving an accent trim on both sides. Press.

Pin and topstitch on both sides of the handle.

handle

 

handle

Bag:

Place the lining fabric right side down.

Place the interfacing on top and iron in place.

Fold the lining fabric right side together along the short side and sew straight down using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Press seams open.

 

Iron the circle fusible fleece to the wrong side of the circle lining fabric.

Attach the bag base to the bag lining with pins. Sew a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Repeat the same steps for the outer fabric.

Bag assesmble

Place the outer piece inside the lining piece.

Line the tops of both pieces and pin in place.

Sew a 1/4 inch seam along the top, leaving about a 4-inch opening to turn the bag.

Pull the bag right side out through the opening.

Push the basket down, making sure the bottom edges meet. Make sure the seams match and smooth the fabric out.

Add 2 lines of topstitching to close the hole.

Sew the handles in place.

Sew a button on one side of the handle.

The bag is done!

Let’s take another look:

What do you think? Would you try and create a Goose Tale Halloween Fabric Basket yourself? I would love to see it.

Supplies used:

Bernina 570QE

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4!! Today we are celebrating Altenew turning 6 years old!!  If you’ve arrived here from Tania Ahmed blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Let’s take a look at my favorite creations from 2019:

Altenew Giving Back:

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here.

Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!”. 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Nancy McClelland

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Blog

Amy Tangerine

Vicky Papaioannou

Kristina Pokazanieva

Paige Evans

Jaycee Gaspar

Amber Rain Davis

Michelle’s Cards & Stamp

Reiko Tsuchida

Bea Valint

Ashlea Cornell

Seven Hills Crafts

Nicole Watt

Tania Ahmed

Kymona Tracey ← you are here!

Nancy McClelland

Raquel Bowman

Round Bottom Purse

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with a sweet project called the Round Bottom Purse! It’s perfect for Springtime and holds a lot of goodies.

Making handbags are fun, and when I get a chance to make or use supplies I’ve never used before, I’m thrilled. For this project, I’m using a brand new fabric collection called Moments by Minki Kim.

Take a look at my Round Bottom Purse:

This bag was fun to make and very different. I never used wooden handles before, so it was nice to incorporate them into my project.

Let’s take about this fabric collection:

Moments was created by Minki Kim, a designer that I’ve followed for a while now. Her collections are always soft, subtle, and perfect for warm projects that will delight your soul. This collection has 21 different prints.

photo source

I used Moments Houses Cream and Moments Quotes Gray for this delightful project.

Let’s dive into how to make your own purse:

Materials:

1/2 yard of Moments Houses Cream (outer fabric)
1/2 yard of Moments Quotes Gray (lining fabric)
Fusible Fleece Interfacing
Wooden Handles
Scissor
Magnetic Button Snaps
Pins
Ruler
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Fabric Pen

Instructions on how to make a round bottom purse:

Cutting fabric:

Cut 2 pieces of fabric print to 16 inches x 12 inches (4 in total, 2 outer fabric, and 2 lining fabric).

cutting fabric

Cut 1 piece of interfacing to 15 3/4 inches.

Use a curve ruler to curve the bottom edges of all four pieces of fabric and interfacing.

curve the bottom

cutting outer fabric

Cut the inside pocket piece to 11 inches x 8 inches.

Preparing the bag:

Fold the pocket in half, right sides together, on the 8-inch side.

purse

Make a mark 2 inches from the fold on one side.

purse pocket

Pin and sew around the pocket from the fold to the 2-inch mark.

Turn the pocket inside out.

Fold one of the lining fabric in half and mark the middle using a pin.

mark the middle

Fold the pocket in half and mark the middle with a pin.

Align the pocket on the right side of the lining fabric, matching the centerline. Attach 5 inches down from the top.

sew the pocket

sew the pocket

Sew the fusible fleece to the other lining fabric.

sew the fusible fleece

Place the two lining fabric piece right sides together.

Make a mark 6 inches from the top on the left and right side of the top lining.

marking the lining

Sew the bottom of the lining, starting at one 6.1-inch marking to the other 6-inch marking.

Use the scissors and cut notches at the bottom of the lining. Do not cut the stitch line. This helps with the bulk.

notches at the bottom

Repeat the previous steps for the outer fabric.

Assemble the bag:

Slide the prepped outer fabric into the lining fabric.

Sew the top edge of the purse, leaving a 4-inch opening in the center.

sewing the bag

Turn the entire bag inside out through the 4-inch opening.

Now its time to assemble the magnetic button snap though that 4-inch opening 1 inch from the edge, via the instructions on the packaging.

Topstitch the two sides 1/8 inch from the edge.

Adding the handles:

Fold the top edge over the wooden handle and pin.

Stitch the fabric down under the handle. Take your time due to the bulk of the material and wooden handle.

Repeat on the other side as well.

Done!

magnetic button snap

What do you think? Would you try creating a round bottom purse for yourself? I would love to see them.

Supplies used:

Bernina 570QEwooden handles

Thank you so much for stopping by!