Button Felt Purse
Ladies of every age will love this retro inspired felt purse. Making the purse and adorning it with decorative buttons and seed beads makes this project inexpensive as well as fun.
Designed by Kim Ballor for Blumenthal Lansing Co.
- Large Distressed Black Button
- Filigree Silver Shank Button (1 large, 1 small)
- Black Seed Beads
- Beading Wire and Crimp Beads
- Black Felt (1 yard package)
- Needle and Thread (or sewing machine)
- Beading Needle
- White Craft Glue
- Crimp Tool
For purse, measure and cut a 14-inch x 24-inch piece of felt. Fold in half lengthwise. Stitch 16-inches down the side and across the width of the purse to the folded side.
For strap, cut felt into strips below the stitching. Cut a 1-¼-inch x 27-inch piece of felt. Stitch to each side of the purse 7-inches down from the top.
String 30 seed beads on wire, crimp into a loop. Repeat 4 more times. Glue button to a piece of felt. Stitch beads around button. Add two more rows of beads around button. Trim felt around beads and button.
Being careful to stitch only through one layer of felt, stitch the beaded button to the center of the flap. Stitch the 5 seed bead loops standing up in the center of the button, pulling thread tight. Stitch the two silver buttons above the beaded button.