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Sew Simple Purse

Try an easy purse project. Sew a trendy bag using fabric from the Sunshine & Shadow collection by Jane Sassaman for FreeSpirit and handles by Purse n-alize-it!, which are available at Jo-Ann Stores.


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Assemble Bag Body

1. Fold black-and-white print 21" square in half with right side inside to make a 21x10-1/2" rectangle.

2. Referring to the red broken lines on Diagram 1, sew 4" of each pair of side edges together to make bag body.

3. Clip seam allowances at sewn corners (Diagram 2, left-hand side). Press side seams open; press under seam allowances of unsewn portions of side edges (Diagram 2, right-hand side). Turn bag body right side out.