Baby “Tag” Toy Purse – Sewing Project

I have bits and pieces of fabric (now) in bins in the craft room.  I spent most of Sunday in the craft room sewing. I have to say it was really nice not to have to lug the sewing machine to somewhere to set it up to use.  Now I only have to go downstairs to the craft room and everything is right there where I need it and it can stay there!

Back to the purse toy lol…. I thought I could use up some of my scraps making  some baby toys. This is the first of the toys I want to make.

 (I bought one of those leather look storage benches to double as a toy box in the living room for my granddaughter and as a place for the nosy cats to lay and look out the window.  When I put all the toy we already have for her in the new toy box, it was only half full!!! I texted Kim and told her that I was going to have to do some baby toy shopping so that the toy box wasn’t half full/empty.. depending on how you look at it.  I decided to start by sewing some new toys instead…. for now at least)

I started off with two different pieces of fabric and a pile of ribbon I had laying around… and of course a bit of batting and a matching button that didn’t get in the picture.

The first thing I did was cut out a Purse shape with both fabrics.

And a rectangle of fabric that I would sew into a  tube that would serve as the handle of the purse.

I lightly stuffed the tube/handle and folded in the edges, then put it aside until I needed it.

I pinned folded, 3 inch strips of ribbon around the base of the purse and ran a quick stitch around the base to hold the ribbon in place for when I attached the front to the back.

I laid the fabric pieces, right sides together, on a small piece of quilt batting and cut around the purse shape so it was the same size.

I sewed all the way around the outside, leaving a space for turning and then clipped the edges.

I turned it right side out and pressed it.

I stitched across the purse where the flap met the base of the purse and ran a stitch close to the edge all the way around making sure to close the opening I left for turning while I sewed.

I pinned and then sewed the handle to the purse, on the backside, just below where the flap meets the base of purse.

Then all I had to do was attach a pretty button to the flap and the little Tag Purse was done!  It’s already been added to the new toy box!!!

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