How to Sew Purses with Home-Dec Fabrics
Venturing into the home-décor section of the fabric store is like discovering a cave full of textile treasures. Luxurious, hefty fabrics in rich colors and wonderful textures surround you. They’re gorgeous, no doubt, but not too great for making a cute blouse or a pair of pants; however, you can use these fabrics for accessories. You can transform a small piece, a little trim, and a fabulous button into a purse that’s as glamorous or winsome as you choose with this tutorial from Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol 2.
One of the advantages of working with decorator fabric is that these materials are often designed with beautiful, coordinating trims that are perfect for shoulder straps and button loops. Better still, these bags are small enough that you can even start with a decorator fabric swatch, as they’re often 18 inches square or larger. Ask at the store for samples of discontinued styles. You’re guaranteed to have a unique accessory.