I had this idea of making a fabric yo-yo purse for a while now. With the kids back in school, I finally got a chance to sit down and test it out and it worked! It's so nice when projects turn out the way you envision them, or even better, morph into something you never expected. Either way it's always nice to see a craft concept come to life, agree?
Okay on to the project, today I'm sharing how to make this fabric yo-yo purse. All you need are some basic sewing skills to whip this up in a day or less.
Coin purse frame set (pictured above) - I purchased this one at Daiso. You can also find them at fabric stores and online.
Fabric & matching tread
First you want to create two fabric yo-yo's. The size of your yo-yo's will depend on the size of your purse frame. Most frames come with a pattern which you can adjust the size of your yo-yo to. You can find the directions to make fabric yo-yo's here.
Hand sew wrong sides together with a whip stitch where you see the blue dots.
Cut raffia (will come with kit) to the length of your frame. Sew on the opening of both sides of the purse.
Add glue to inside of the frame. Push fabric into the inside of the frame. Crimp the frame closed with a pair of pliers. Cover frame with fabric when crimping to protect the frame.
*Usually a purse frame will come with instructions similar to this tutorial.