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.

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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!