March 2020
March 2020

Sewing Pattern

Felt Face Purses

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Little ones will love storing their pennies in these funny face felt purses by Corinne Bradd! What's more, there are only five steps to finish them, so you can get the kids involved with the sewing process too. It's easy as ABC!

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Essentials
  1. Assorted coloured felt, 24cm square
  2. Cotton print fabric
  3. Embroidery thread
  4. Zip, 15cm
  5. Ribbon or ric-rac
  6. Coloured buttons

    1 Download the template. Cut one face shape from flesh-coloured felt, plus a full back piece and supplementary hair piece in your chosen colour. Snip coloured felt, 2cm x 3cm, and sew across each end of the zip to neaten.

    2 Pin and tack the small hair piece to the top of the face shape. Oversew the top of the layered felt pieces to one edge of the zip in matching thread. Stitch the coloured back piece of the purse to the other edge, ensuring the shapes match at each end. Trim the felt zip ends to the edges of the face pieces if necessary.

    3 Decorate the front of the purse by stitching a ribbon headband to the hair shape below the zip. Attach cheeks, a mouth and a pair of eyes using coloured felt. Add detail using two strands of embroidery thread.

    4 Cut two purse pieces from printed cotton and turn in 5mm along the straight edge of each. Flip the felt purse and oversew the folded edges of the cotton to the underside of the zip. Folding the purse in half, pin and stitch the cotton lining pieces, right sides together. Open the zip and push the lining through to prevent it getting caught.

    5 Pin the felt purse pieces together, wrong sides facing. Oversew around the edges with two strands of embroidery thread to match the hair colour. Stitch or glue a decorative button to the head band. Push the lining back inside the purse and zip closed.

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