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There are times I don't need or want to carry a large purse with me when I go out.  I have designed this adorable purse so I can grab my wallet, keys, and other small items that I may need for my trip.  The strap can be worn over the shoulder or tied in a knot for hand carrying.  It can easily be converted into a fanny pack.   Lets get started and I will show you how quick and easy it is to make!  
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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1 Neck tie.
1 Sleeve from a lined blazer or suit jacket.
1 Matching button.  
Hook and eye, snaps, or Velcro for flap closure if you don't make a button hole. 
Label optional.
Fuse-able inter-facing to use inside  the neck- tie as a stabilizer.
Matching thread.
 



Step 2: Tools

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Sewing machine or can be stitched by hand.
Sewing  needle.
Iron/ironing board.
Scissors.
Seam ripper.
Pen or pencil.
Tape measure.


Step 3: The Necktie And Fuse-able Interfacing

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In the next few steps we are taking apart the necktie and putting it back together. The reason we are doing this is because the necktie needs heavier interfacing to stabilize the fabric.  We will also be cutting off the widest part of the necktie for the flap and will be using the remaining part of the necktie for the purse straps. I hope by explaining this; it  will make the instructions easier to understand.  
canucksgirl2 years ago
Looks great sunshiine! So practical and pretty for when you don't want to tote around a larger bag. Great idea. ;)
sunshiine (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
Thanks for commenting canucksgirl! It was fun and easy to make. Have a super day!
Sunshiine
You're welcome! I was also thinking that this would make for a very pretty storage bag. Maybe for sewing supplies, or for when your knitting or sewing. (You can never have too much storage).
sunshiine (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing and hope your evening is superb!
Sunshiine
pecospearl2 years ago
Great idea!
sunshiine (author)  pecospearl2 years ago
Thanks!
pecospearl2 years ago
Oooooh I love this purse! Not only cute but just the right size.
sunshiine (author)  pecospearl2 years ago
Thanks! It is easy to make also! Have a beautiful day!
Sunshiine