Image courtesy of Zakka Embroidery by Yumiko Higuchi © 2016
Learn how to make this darling ribbon-embroidered little pouch to hold itty bitty essentials.
The trick to embroidering this simple ribbon is to sew fine chain stitces, working them close together.
3" x 3¼"
No. 25 embroidery floss
DMC ecru, 1 skein (dark pink purse)
DMC 3687, 1 skein (other colors)
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Exterior fabric: Linen, white, dark pink, unbleached, pink (choose your color), 4" x 6", 2 pieces
Lining fabric: Linen (choose your color), 4" x 6", 2 pieces
2¼" wide (1¾" x 2¼") metal kiss lock clasp, black (1)
Paper string: As needed
Eyeleteer or flathead screwdriver
HOW TO MAKE
1. Transfer the embroidery pattern to the right sides of two pieces of the exterior fabric and the purse pattern to the wrong sides. Embroider the patterns, then cut the fabric, adding a ½" seam allowance.
2. Assemble two pieces of exterior fabric from step 1 with right sides together, and sew together both sides and bottom, leaving the mouth of the bag open. Repeat for the lining fabric.
3. Assemble the exterior bag and interior bag from step 2, right sides together, and sew the mouth of the bags together, leaving about a 1½" long opening for turning out.
4. Trim the seam allowances, leaving ¼". Add a beautiful finish to the curve by clipping along the curve on the seam allowance.
5. Turn right side out, reshape, and stitch the mouth of the bag 1/8" from the edge, closing the opening.
6. Affix the mouth of the bag to the kiss lock clasp.
How to add a mini kiss lock clasp
1. Apply wood glue to the inside of the metal kiss lock clasp. Spread the glue evenly inside and along the sides. Insert the mouth of the bag inside the clasp with the eyeleteer.
2. Cut a piece of paper string slightly shorter than the length of the clasp and stuff it inside. Use the clamp to hold the clutch open. Let the glue dry.