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How to make a Teapot Purse

Cut 2 each of inside and outside fabrics, flap cover, batting, lining. handle arc; cut two 4" by 42" fabric width for shoulder straps or cut 2 4" by 36" fabric width for shorter straps. Cut 8" strips for each pocket group.
Use Tea Carier for help with straps.
Use Teapot Tote for help with handle.
I make the inside first. The photo on the right shows the positioning of the inside pockets on each side. Fold the 8" strip in half, sew and flip. Top stitch if you'd like and then position and sew in place. When I do this I have already stacked the lining and the batting under each side.
As you can see photo above, after I've put the pocket on each side I put the two sides face to face and then sew fat quarter inch seams and snip. Use Tea Carier for help with box bottom. Marry the center side seam with the center seam of the bottom. The photo above shows the inside of the purse standing, ready to be married to the outside fabric. .

Top stitch the flap on the back about 3" down from the top BEFORE you match the outside pieces. Insert the straps and handle before you sew the seams closed.

Insert the magnet closure BEFORE you close the top. I like to put a strip around the top rather than  tuck close like the teapot tote.
If you choose to decorate the flap, position the buttons with pins before you hand sew or hot glue them. 

I thought you would appreciate seeing the purse laid out on its back. Perhaps that will help you.

You will receive 10% off the fabric you choose to  make your Teapot Purse.

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