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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 ^_^

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Step 1: Materials Needed

To make this purse you'll need:

  1. Leather (or faux leather, Rexine),
  2. Scissor and x-acto knife,
  3. Needle and waxed thread,
  4. Ruler or measuring scale,
  5. Awl- to punch holes on the leather,
  6. Large pearl bead or any kind of large bead - 1.5cm - 2 cm.

Step 2: Cutting

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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

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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.

kavitha19909 months ago


HollyMann11 months ago

Great job! So cute!!!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  HollyMann11 months ago

Thank you sooo much Holly! :)

doodlecraft11 months ago

Gorgeous! Love the gold details too! Great job! :)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  doodlecraft11 months ago

Thanks a bunch Natalie! Glad to know you like it ^_^

sabu.dawdy11 months ago

this is gorgeous

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sabu.dawdy11 months ago

Thanks dear!

creativity12311 months ago
This is super cool! I love the gold designs too. :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  creativity12311 months ago

Thanks! love desiging with gold paint :)

Abigail0211 months ago
That looks so nice! I so want to make this!!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Abigail0211 months ago

Thank you Abigail!

shazni11 months ago

So simple and really nice :-)

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  shazni11 months ago

Thanks shazni!

lindarose9211 months ago

Way too pretty!! The sewing thread makes it look like it has fringes all around, I love that!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose9211 months ago

Thanks sooo much Linda! glad you like that ^_^

jks2811 months ago
It is a delight to always see and read about amazing things you make and design
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  jks2811 months ago

Thank you so much for the nice compliment! I'm very glad you like my crafts, really it means a lot :)

jks2811 months ago
How talented are you? Beautiful

How elegant is that :, and the golden color added more charm in it :).

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya11 months ago

Thanks so much Tarun! I didn't plan to add the golden design at the first place, it just happened and I'm glad you like it ^_^