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From: Llantrisant
Date: 02-05-2004, 11:20 AM (1 of 1)
I just made a pull string purse for evening wear.

Make a 6" circle from paper as your pattern,then cut a length of main fabric 21+ 1/2" long and 9" deep/wide.
Linning cut same plus some interfacing for sides of bag.
Sew the straight piece t o the circle, making sure edges are even.snip the circle close to the stitches every 1./2" for ease.Do the same on the linning.Sew the side seam .
If you wish to embelish the bag first, then sew the circle on after doing this.
Mark 1 1/2" from the top ege of the bag this is your hem,Mark another 1" below this mark for the buttonhole.Main fabric only!make buttonholes first.One each side.
Place the linning inside the bag right sides up, and sew down the top edge to main fabric. Turn over the hem section, making sure you have enough turn over to overlap the bottom edges of each buttonhole.
Sew one row of stitching above the buttonhole,then 1 row below the buttonhole,this will act as your casing.Thread one side with cording,then thread thru cording the opposite side tie ends and hide in the bag casing.
You can use a butter plate for a circle too.Or whateve size you wish for your evening purse,I found this a nice size not too large or small.Good way to use up scraps too.Make them as makeup bags for gift giving.
Happy sewing .
If at first you don't suceed, try-try again!
User: Llantrisant
Member since: 06-02-2002
Total posts: 144
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