Friday, August 27, 2010

JAI #32 - Just Add Fabric

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink was to use FABRIC.  As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew exactly what I was going to do, because I'd already given it a test run!

And this is what I made

It's a little coin purse that I have made using the Scallop Envelope Die.  And it is super easy to make.  I actually tried to make this a bit larger so I could add a zipper using this tutorial my friend Chris found.  Unfortunately, the smallest zip I could find was 5" and the opening is 4", so it was a no go this time.    Maybe with some more fiddling I can get the opening to 5" but I think it will throw the proportions out.

Here's a couple of other views:

From this view, it's a bit easier to see what I've done - cut 2 envlopes, one for the back, the other for the front of the purse.  The front envelope, I folded the scalloped edge to the inside and stitched close to the fold.  Then I cut the excess flap off, as close to the seam as possible.  Then it was just a matter of stitching them both together along the score lines, and then trimming as close to the seams as possible.

I actually used to do quite a bit of sewing and I'm embarrassed to admit that it took me quite some time to work out how to attach the press studs - it has been awhile *blush*.  The 'J' was cut using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlet and attached using Crystal Effects.  (I have in the past tried to machine stitch the letters, the fact that I haven't here will tell you how that worked out, lol!)

 A word of warning:  Sizzlets are only recommended to be used with paper and cardstock.  However, they cut the blue felt with ease.  I have also tried them with the white that I used for the purse and they worked OK, but I had to trim them to get them out.  Other sizzlets I have didn't work at all with the white and some pink that I have in my stash.  Go figure!

Supplies Used:
From Stampin Up!:  Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Scallop Envelope Die, Latte Button, Crystal Effects
Non SU!:  Sewing Machine, Cotton, Press Stud


Christine Blain said...

Oh, how CUTE!!! Very clever, Jo; and I was impressed that you cut felt with a Sizzlits die. Nice job :)

Patrice said...

Love this little coin purse. Great use of felt!

Chris said...

Very cute Jo! I'm looking forward to what you come up with when you sort out your zip issue

Tui Nathan said...

Oh so cute ... great little idea, I am certainly going to be giving this a go ... thanks so much!!!

Karen said...

Oh that is so sweet, might need to try that one. Tks Jo