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How to make a Teapot Purse

Cut 2 each of face and lining fabrics teapot shapes and flap closure; cut batting and lining for inside; cut handle arc with batting. Cut one 9" by fabric width to make inside pockets. Cut two 4" by width of fabric for straps.
Use Tea Carrier for help with straps.
Use Teapot Tote for help with handle.

Fold 9" piece face to face and seam raw edge. If you'd like, use a stabilizer to make the pockets more rigid. Turn press and top stitch one edge.

Place lining on table, then batting then teapot cut of inside fabric. Position pocket strip and horizontal stitch along bottom. Once you have done that, stitch vertical where you would like pockets.

Once all the pockets are sewn, place these two pieces face to face. Sew sides and bottom seam first and then make gusset bottom. Pink pix shows what I mean. Use Tea Carier for help with box bottom. 


Clip seams when done.
 
Use the arc as a guide to make the handle. Pix shows lining, batting, two arcs face to face and stitching. Once you have done that, trim and turn inside out. Press and top stitch a center line. 

Sew flap in similar manner. Top stitch and sew onto back about 3" down from the top BEFORE you match the outside pieces and insert the straps and handle for closure. 

If you are going to use a magnet closure put it in place before you tuck and close purse top.  See teapot tote.


Purse pinned together before closure

First sewing done, now onto second go around.


Top closure finished

Velcro used instead of magnet


Flap may be left as is

Or decorated with buttons







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