What Supplies Are Needed to Make Handmade Purses?

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Handmade purses make wonderful gifts, are a great way to express your creativity and they don't have to be difficult. Find out what supplies are needed to make handmade purses with help from an experienced crafts professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Christina Gavenda. And today, we're going to talk about what supplies are needed for making own handmade purses. Handmade purses make wonderful gifts, are a great way to express your creativity and they don't have to be difficult. When making a hand purse, the supplies that you need vary based on what kind of purse you're making. If you're crocheting or knitting a purse, then you need the yarn, a correct gauged crochet hook or knitting needles. And to think about whether or not you're going to felt your yarn or if you're just going to leave it as is. Decide on the size, whether you're going to use a pattern or if you're just going to copy an existing purse that you already have. If you're you're sewing your purse, there's a variety of things that you will and might need. Scissors, a sewing machine, iron and fabric are non-negotiable. However if you're a beginner, choosing what to make your purse. However, if you're a beginner, choosing which purse you're going to make depends completely on you. You can use an easy pattern or you can copy an existing style simply by tracing out a shape. Adding on an inch on each end for seams. And then, picking your fabric, cutting it out and then, stitching it together and playing with what kind of stitches you want to use. Whether a French seam or making an actual lining that slides in. Using cotton straps or just sewing your own straps. Using button closure or a snap closure, there are wide variety of things to consider. But a simple shoulder bag is a great way to start and to get comfortable with your machine and with stitching correctly. Knowing what supplies you need ahead of time can really take the stress out of your project. Having them all ready and available, lined up use can really make your project a breeze. Thanks for watching.

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