Add a touch of the Victorian style to your wardrobe with this cute, easy to make doily handbag. Anyone can make the handbag when purchased doilies are used for the project. Those individuals who love to crochet may enjoy crocheting two identical doilies to create a personalized and unique doily handbag.
Things You’ll Need:
- 2, 6- to 8-inch doilies
- 2, 10-inch squares of lining fabric
- Disappearing sewing marker
- Straight pins
- Ironing board
- Fabric glue
- 1 yard ½-inch satin ribbon
Step 1 – Place the two 10-inch squares of lining fabric on a flat surface. Turn the two squares so the front side of the fabric is facing one another. Match the edges.
Step 2 – Place a doily in the center of the lining fabric. Trace around the outside edge of the doily. Remove the doily. Cut through both layers of fabric to create two identical pieces.
Step 3 – Separate the lining. Turn the cut edges toward the back side of the fabric to create a ½-inch fold. Pin in place then press. Repeat the process with the second piece of lining fabric.
Step 4 – Place one ironed piece of lining so the seam side is up. Squeeze a line of fabric glue between the folded layers. Press in place. Set aside and allow the fabric glue to dry for 15 minutes. Repeat the process with the second piece of lining.
Step 5 – Position one piece of lining so the seam side is facing you. Determine the top of the lining and the amount of opening desired. For a round doily handbag I suggest leaving an opening between 4- to 6-inches wide. Squeeze a line of glue around the side and bottom portion of the lining folded seam.
Step 6 – Center and place the second piece of lining over the first. Make sure to turn the fabric so the folded seam is on the bottom. Press into place. Allow the fabric glue to dry for 15 minutes.
Step 7 – Squeeze a line of glue approximately 1/8-inch from the outside edge of the lining shape. Center and place one doily on top of the lining. Press into place. Allow the glue to dry 15 minutes. Flip the lining over and repeat the process with the remaining doily.
Step 8 – Attach the ½-inch satin ribbon in the desired handle location. I suggest attaching the satin ribbon between the layers of doily on the outer side edges. Squeeze a line of fabric glue on both sides of the ribbon. Start at the end and squeeze a minimum of a 1-inch line of glue. Place the end between the doilies and press into place. Allow the glue to dry 15 minutes. Repeat the process on the opposite side of the doily handbag.
Tips: Add small bows, beads, sequence or rhinestones to the outside of the doily handbag for added adornment.
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