*******UPDATE!! If you would like to purchase PDF Pattern for the Purse Organizer and Tutorial check it out here!*****************
Okay so back in January I showed you a purse organizer that I made (check it out here). I made it for my mom. She seemed to like it. I wanted to make one for myself, but as time would have it, I never got around to it...until this week. One of my followers also asked me for a tutorial, so here it is. Enjoy!
What you'll need:
2-8"x8" pieces of your main fabric, your lining and your interfacing
3-3.5" x 8" pieces of your main fabric, lining, and interfacing(sides and bottom)
2-4.5"x8" pieces of your main fabric and interfacing (these are for the inside pockets)
1-5"x8" piece of main fabric and interfacing (for back pocket)
3-3.5"x4" pieces of your main fabric &/or lining fabric, with interfacing (you can decide on your pockets)
2-9" pieces of ribbon
Step 1-Cut out all your fabric pieces and interfacing.
Step 2-Iron your interfacing pieces to your correct fabric pieces. The more interfacing you use the sturdier it will be. (P.S. If you pick a sturdy fabric like a nylon you won't need interfacing. That is what I used on my first purse organizer)
Step 3-Press the top edge of each of your pocket pieces down 1/8 inch and then press down 1/8 inch more. Sew.
Step 4-Sew your pocket pieces to the correct main fabric or lining pieces.
Step 5-Sew across the bottom of each pocket piece about 1/4" from the bottom. This will keep items from getting "lost" at the bottom of your pocket.
Step 6-Sew your four main fabric sides together and sew your four lining fabric sides together.
Step 7-Sew the bottoms to your sides. (You should end up with two separate purse pieces)
Step 8-Press the top edge of each "purse" down about 1/2". Then place the lining inside of the main fabric.
Step 9-Pin your ribbon in between your lining and main fabric. Pin your lining to your main fabric and top stitch all the way around your bag.
Now you are done!!