Pieced Hexagons Petite Purse
Here a Hexagon, there a Hexagon, everywhere a Hexagon to share! Add your own unique style to a purse that combines fantastic fabric cuts with the homespun comforts of country charm.
Theme: Quilting & Patchwork
|(12) 5"Squares||Assorted prints||Cut (12) Hexagons|
|Fat 1/4||Printed fabric||Cut (2) 5 1/4" x 4" Rectangles for bottom|
Cut (3) 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" Rectangles for backing and lining
Cut (1) 5" x 2" Rectangle for closure
|4"||Braided cording||Cut (2) 2" lengths|
|Fat 1/8||Low loft batting||Cut (1) 5 1/4" x 4" Rectangle |
Cut (2) 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" Rectangles
|1||50" leather purse strap|
|2||Antique brass rings (match hardware on leather strap)|
|12||Cardstock Hexagons with 1 1/2" sides|
- Finished Size: 5 3/4" x 7 1/2"
- English paper-piecing basic instructions: With the wrong side of a 1 3/4" fabric Hexagon facing up, place a 1 1/2" cardstock Hexagon inside, centering the cardstock. Turn the 1/4" of fabric around the outside edge over the cardstock and tack in place at each corner. Whipstitch the finished Hexagons together with the cardstock left inside.
- Fat 1/8 = approximately 9" x 22"
- Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 21"
Piecing the Project:
- Using the English paper-piecing method above, prepare all 12 fabric Hexagons.
- Sew the fabric Hexagons together, starting in the center to form a purse front. Work from the wrong side of the Hexagons and use a whipstitch to sew them together. You will have to bend the cardstock to make it easier to sew.
- Continue adding Hexagons, leaving the cardstock in place.
- Carefully remove all the cardstock from the Hexagons.
- Layer the batting with the purse front, back and bottom. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
- Square up to the largest dimensions, approximately 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" for the front and back and approximately 5 1/4" x 4" for the bottom.
- Center the purse bottom right sides together with the purse front and sew in place. Center the purse bottom right sides together with the purse back and sew in place. See Diagram 1.
- Repeat with the 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" Rectangles to form the lining, except leave a hole in the seam at the bottom of the purse to turn right-side-out.
- Fold the purse front and back, right sides together and sew side seams.
- With the purse bottom flat, sew the loose sides to the bottom of the purse. See Diagram 2.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 for lining.
- Using 5" x 2" Rectangle, sew in half lengthwise. Turn right-side-out. This makes the closure.
- With lining inside-out, place purse inside so right sides are together. Make a loop with each length of cording and slip an antique brass ring on each loop. Pin loops on opposite sides between the lining and the purse. Fold closure in half and pin in place between the lining and the purse back.
- Sew around the top of purse. Turn right-side-out using the hole in the lining. Sew lining closed.
- Top stitch around the top of purse.
- Sew on button and attach handles.
- Figure 1
- Figure 2