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NM As You Like It Purse

The “As You Like It” Purse has a personalized decorative front flap that is a great way to showcase your creativity. Make one purse and change the removable flap to suit your mood or outfit. Are you feeling traditional today? Add a quilted flap to your “As You Like It” Purse. Feeling wild? Put on your beaded and fringed flap.  Make a new flap for the next holiday or showcase a new sewing technique.

The flap is your blank canvas for creative ideas. The “As You Like It” Purse comes in three sizes:  small (handbag size); medium (purse size); and large (tote size-big enough to hold a notebook or laptop). The purse has two zippered outside pockets and two side pockets that are great for keys, cell phones, or eyeglasses. Inside are two large patch pockets that can be divided into several smaller pockets.   Choose the size that’s right for you and then customize the front flap to make this purse your very own.

2 1/2 yards of webbing are needed for an “As You Like It” Purse. Note: If you make the handles with fabric, you do not need any webbing. I fuse the handle fabric with Decor Bond interfacing.

Additional Notions Needed:

1 set of 1″ or 1 1/4″ D Rings or Rectangle Rings

2 – 12″ zippers to match the main fabric (bring an extra zipper if you'd like to put one in the flap)

1 – magnetic snap

Basic sewing supplies
Sewing machine in good working order
Thread to match or neutral colors

Finished Dimensions and fabric yardage:

  • Small – 11 1/2″ Wide x 8 1/2″ Tall x 3″ Deep. (Main Fabric: 3/4 yard, Lining Fabric: 3/4 yard, Contrast Fabric for binding, facings and pockets: 1 yard)
  • Medium – 13″ Wide x 10″ Tall x 3 1/2″ Deep (Main Fabric: 7/8 yard, Lining Fabric: 3/4 yard, Contrast Fabric:1 yard)
  • Large – 16″ Wide x 11″ Tall x 3 1/2″ Deep (Main Fabric: 1 yard, Lining Fabric: 1 yard, Contrast Fabric: 1-1/4 yard)

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Requirements: Sewing machine in good working order and your own purchased copy of the pattern.
Instructor: Janice
Must purchase or own the pattern

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.