handmade felt citrus slice purse

This sewing project is great for beginners who are already familiar with their sewing machine. Just check out our tools and materials list below to see what you need, then download our pattern and tutorial.

Though knowledge of construction is helpful, don’t feel daunted by this DIY idea! This felt citrus purse has a more exposed zipper that is easy to install. And depending on your sewing machine, you might not need a zipper foot. The details are mostly sewn on with a machine, but you could also sew by hand with embroidery floss for a hand-stitched look. 

Skill level: Beginner (you’ll need to know your way around a sewing machine)

How to Make a Felt Citrus Purse

  1. Gather tools and materials.
  2. Cut out felt according to pattern. Follow instructions on PDF for cutting out the large half circle side pieces, and measure and cut out 3″ x 17¾” for the longer side strip of the purse. Note: if you cut out the felt on a Cricut, you will need a longer cutting mat.
  3. Center the white inner slice piece onto one of the side pieces and pin in place thoroughly. Sew using a sewing machine and matching white thread with a 1/16″ seam allowance, or as close as you can get to the edge.
  4. Arrange, and then sew on the lighter pink slice details, one at a time, sewing slowly to get around all the corners. Use a matching light pink sewing thread and a 1/16″ seam allowance, or as close as you can get to the edge. Repeat to make the second side of the purse.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

felt citrus purse photo tutorial by Lia Griffith
handmade felt citrus purse

felt citrus purse

felt citrus purse

DIY felt citrus purse

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