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Free Pocketbook Pattern Using Texture Magic for a Stylish Purse

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Materials and Cutting Instructions to Create This Purse
Sew the pictured purse by using the free pocketbook sewing pattern found here.

Finished Purse Using this Free Pocketbook Pattern

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Materials:
  • 1 fat quarter for the dark, center section
  • 2 fat quarters for contrasting top and bottom section
  • Purchased purse handle or 1 fat quarter for straps
  • 1 yard Pellon Fleece - Found on the bolt in the interfacing section of a fabric store-- You can use batting but you must quilt batting at specified (on label)intervals.
  • 1 fat quarter for the lining
  • Magnetic pocketbook closure
  • Texture Magic (47" x 18" size)
  • Optional: Purse handles or rings to attach self-fabric handles.
Cutting Instructions:
  • For the Closing Tab -- Cut two of fabric, two of fleece and two of Texture Magic -- 3.5" by 8"
  • The Center Fabric -- Cut two of fabric, two of fleece and two of Texture Magic-- 8" by 16" (Optional 2 of heavy sturdy interfacing, sewn on after the fabric is textured with Texture Magic)
  • The Top of the Bag -- Cut four of fabric, four of fleece (optional four of heavy sturdy interfacing) -- 3" by 12"
  • For the Bottom of the Bag-- cut two of fabric and two of fleece and two of heavy, sturdy interfacing - 5" by 12"
  • For the Strap Tabs -- cut four 4" by 6" of the fabric, the fleece and Texture Magic
  • For the straps -- Cut two 21" by 6" (2 of fabric, 2 of fleece and 2 of texture magic if you want textured handles.
  • For the lining - cut two pieces 10 1/2" by 12 1/2"
  • Optional: Zipped Lining Pocket Directions
  • For Base of Pocketbook - Plexiglas, plastic canvas, light-weight board or similar material cut to 3 1/2" by 8"
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