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Thursday, July 15, 2010

"A Fun Summer Purse" Tutorial

My mother-in-law's birthday was at the end of June. A week or so before the big day I heard her comment that she didn't have a "fun summer purse." I immediately thought "I can fix that!" I don't know if this is what she had in mind, but hopefully she found this purse to be fun for summer!

I bought this plain white bag at Walmart for $10.

I gathered ribbons in bright summer colors (this picture makes them look kind of dull). I used lime, orange, turquoise, hot pink, pink, and yellow.

I created flowers out of the ribbon. I stitched along the edge of the ribbon first.

Pull the thread to create a ruffle.

Gather the ruffle to make a flower. I pin the ends together in the back, stitch them together and cut off the excess.

I made two flowers of each color in different sizes.

Attach the flowers to the bag. Since I am the queen of hot glue, that is what I used.
(By the way, thanks for tips about the fabric glue on the last refashion project. I will check it out for sure!)

I created two clusters of flowers on the bag a

And there you have it! A simple, fun, summer purse!

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