Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Tea Towel Purse

I made this purse from two tea towels.  I found a tutorial somewhere in blog land...unfortunately, I do not remember where.
I laid one towel vertical and placed one horizontal centered over the other one and cut off the edges of the horizontal towel.  I used one striped towel and one plaid towel.
I placed a hem at both ends of the uncut edges and sewed rickrack across the hemmed sides.  Then I sewed the middle of the horizontal piece across the middle of the vertical piece.  Working from the inside, with right sides together, I sewed up the side seams.

I made a casing for the handles and slipped the handles inside the casing as I sewed the casing shut. The bamboo handles came off a purse that I bought for 25 cents at the Salvation Army store. Anyway, this was super easy and is so cute!
I think I may make another one in different colors!

13 comments:

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Design it Chic said...

it looks so cute! I am now following you thanks to Tuesday Tag-Along and it would be nice if you could share back the love on my blog!
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★All Thingz Related★ said...

Oh what a great idea! I'm gonna have to make one! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!
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simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Oh what a very cute idea!

Thanks for linking up!

Wabi-Sabi Wanderings said...

Such a happy breezy purse. Well done!

Amanda said...

What a pretty and summery purse, great job!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Cute purse! Love the handles too!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Super cute! I love the pattern of the towels too - adorable! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase – I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Fawnda said...

This is adorable! Great job!

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Ashley said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorable!! Thanks so much for linking up!!