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no-sew holiday purses

These festive purses add a little holiday cheer to any outfit or can hold treats or trinkets for gifting.

Materials

  • Felt: red, green, brown, pink, light pink
  • Red self-adhesive gems: 1/4”, six; 1/2”, eight
  • Wiggle eyes: 1/2”, four
  • Red pom-poms: 1”, 1/2”
  • Chenille stems: green, two; red, two

TOOLS

  • Fine-tip permanent black marker
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, pencil

Directions

  1. Access patterns by selecting the info button near the main image, then select the pattern icon. Download and print patterns.

santa purse

  1. 1
    Cut out patterns following instructions listed.
  2. 2
    To create back panel, adhere two body pieces together along edges, leaving top edge open. Press firmly; let dry.
  3. 3
    Twist two red chenille stems around each other. Adhere one end of stems to center outside top edge of front body panel. Adhere hat to front panel, covering end of chenille stem.
  4. 4
    Tuck other stem end in opening between back body panels. Adhere entire top edge of back body panels closed, covering end of chenille stem.
  5. 5
    Using photo as guide, adhere features to front panel in following order: face, cheeks, beard, hat trim, mustache, holly.
  6. 6
    Draw smile with marker. Adhere eyes, pom-pom nose, and gems as shown.
  7. 7
    Adhere front body panel to back panel along edges, leaving top edge open.

elf purse

  1. 1
    Cut out patterns following instructions listed.
  2. 2
    To create back panel, adhere two body pieces together along edges, leaving top edge open. Press firmly; let dry.
  3. 3
    Twist two green chenille stems around each other. Adhere one end of stems to center of top edge of front body panel. Adhere hat to front panel, covering end of chenille stem.
  4. 4
    Tuck other stem end in opening between back body panels. Adhere entire top edge of back body panels closed, covering end of chenille stem.
  5. 5
    Adhere two face pieces together. Using photo as guide, adhere features to front panel in following order: collar, face, hair, hat trim, cheeks.
  6. 6
    Draw smile and ears with marker. Adhere eyes, pom-pom nose and gems as shown.
  7. 7
    Adhere front body panel to back panel along edges, leaving top edge open.

by Rebecca Spohn
Substitute fabric for felt for sturdier, washable purses.
Substitute fabric for felt for sturdier, washable purses.
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