This is my first attempt in making a leather purse, well I think the one I used is rather a faux leather. I made this purse with scrap faux leather I had in stock for a long time but didn't know what to make with it. With little golden design and a pearl bead for the closure, the purse looks quite nice.
Check out this ible to find out how I made this purse ^_^
Step 1: Materials Needed
To make this purse you'll need:
- Leather (or faux leather, Rexine),
- Scissor and x-acto knife,
- Needle and waxed thread,
- Ruler or measuring scale,
- Awl- to punch holes on the leather,
- Large pearl bead or any kind of large bead - 1.5cm - 2 cm.
Step 2: Cutting
You have to cut out 2 pieces out of the leather,
A large piece for the main pattern of the purse, which includes the front, back and the flap of the purse,
A smaller piece, to add an extra layer on the inside of the purse.
I used 8 X 11 inches for the main part and 4 X 8 inches for the smaller part (extra layer).
You have to fold the main part to create the front, back and the flap of the purse,
Front- 3 inches, Back- 4 inches, Flap- 3 inches (I had to cut an inch of the flap to create an arch shape.
Step 3: Arranging and Sewing
Place the large piece on a flat surface,
Take the small piece and place it under the large piece as shown in the picture. The small piece is 4 inches and the front of the purse would be 3 inches, so there will be an inch gap between these two layers.
Now, sew along the center line and the bottom of the small piece to attach it with the large piece.
Fold the front side of the purse up (see the 3rd picture of this step),
Now measure what shape you want for the flap, or you can cut the flap into an arch shape like I did.