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pinecone lodge purse gift

Step 1
Click here to print the purse stitch template.

NOTE: Colors shown in the template to identify rows and to aid in explanation are not the color of the yarn used in the project.
 
Cut a strand of yarn about a yard long. Begin stitching at the bottom of the purse flap. Follow the pattern and stitch the vertical red lines, working from left to right, creating a row of diamonds. Stitches should start from underneath the purse.

TIP: Be sure to leave the holes on the outside edge of the purse open so that it can be stitched together.
 
Once the bottom row of red diamonds have been stitched, stitch the second row of diamonds in purple, from right to left. Repeat this process of red diamonds (left to right) and purple diamonds (right to left), until to get to the top of the flap. When the yarn runs out, cut another yard of yarn and continue the pattern.
 
Begin stitching the horizontal lines shown in blue with a new strand of yarn. Knot the ends on the back of the purse. 
Step 2
Once the flap has been completed, begin a new strand of yarn and follow the stitch pattern to create the vertical rows on the front section of the purse. Stitch the red and purple sections first.
 
Stitch the blue area second, following the diagonal direction shown on the pattern.
 
Cut a new piece of yarn and follow the pattern to stitch the orange section (base plus sides). Be sure to leave the outside hole of the sides open.
 
Trace the purse onto a piece of felt and cut out. 
 
Use fabric tape to attach the felt to the inside of the purse as a lining.
 
To form the body of the purse, cut a yard of gray yarn and thread it through the needle. Lay the purse flat so that the yarn design is facing the table and the plastic side is facing up. The flap should be at the top and the front at the bottom. Bend one side up towards the flap. Stitch through the aligning holes of C-2. Begin stitching from the bottom to the top. 
Step 3
Stitch D-4 second, A-1 third and finally B-3.
 
When all of the stitches have been completed, finish off any loose ends of yarn with a knot. 
 
Thread floss onto a needle and sew the snap to the inside edge of the flap and the outside of the front so that they align when the purse is shut. Sew through the felt, through the holes of the purse, and hide the stitches underneath the yarn design.
 
To create the handle, lay a piece of leather upside down on a self-healing mat.
 
Use a ruler to measure and mark ½" x 12" (the long side of the leather). Hold the ruler firmly in place on the leather and use an Olfa® (NAME NOT LISTED?) cutter to trim the leather strip. Press hard onto the cutter to go all the way through the leather.
 
Mark four dots on each end of the leather that are evenly spaced from the edges and from each other. These dots should align when the leather ends are folded together. The space between the two sets of two dots on each end should be wide enough for a key ring to fit (1/8"). 
Step 4
Punch holes over the eight marks using the leather punch tool. Be sure the punch goes all the way through the leather.
 
Fold the leather together so that the punched ends meet and the tanned side is facing out. Thread Cream floss onto a needle and stitch through the inside holes first. Being stitching from inside the two pieces, come up through the hole and create a vertical stitch. Stitch through the holes three times.
 
Place a key ring in between the stitched holes and the holes at the end of the leather. Holding the ring in place, stitch the second set of holes.
 
To create a tassel keychain, first wrap floss around three fingers twenty times and cut the end of the floss. Slide the floss off your fingers and cut another piece of floss 6". Slide the piece of floss through the loop that you just create and tie a knot. Do not trim the extra floss. Hold the knot side of the loop up and cut through the bottom of the loop, creating a tassel. Cut another piece of floss 6" and wrap it around the tassel, creating the “head”. Wrap around the neck several times and then tie a knot to finish. 
Step 5
Cut another piece of floss 12" long and thread it through wood beads. Loop the floss through a key ring and run it back through the beads. Knot the ends of the floss together at the bottom of the wood beads, leaving a little loop to tie the tassel onto. 
 
Attach the leather strap and the tassel keychain to the clasps.
 
Use floss to stitch a D ring to one side of the purse, near the top of one of the sides. Stitch the entire flat bar of the D ring to the purse, leaving the curved side loose. Attach clasps to the D ring.       
 
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