Fabulous Fur Handbag

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Homemade Faux Fur Purse
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

To craft this funky satchel, simply fold and glue a brightly hued length of faux fur.

What you'll need

  • 8- by 49-inch piece of fake fur fabric
  • Tacky glue
  • 2- by 7 1/2-inch strip of craft foam
  • Needle and thread
  • 2 large buttons
  • Curtain tieback with loop ends (available at fabric stores)

How to make it

  1. Fabulous Fur Handbag - Step 1

    Lay the fabric fuzzy side down. Following diagram 1, glue the craft foam strip to the fabric. Next, apply glue as shown, then fold both ends of the fabric and press firmly to seal the seams.

  2. Apply more glue as shown in diagram 2, above, then fold the fabric (be sure to fold this piece up to the top of the foam strip). Let the purse dry overnight.

  3. Sew the buttons to the back of the purse as shown at left, one through each end of the foam strip. Don't stitch through the front of the bag. Place the tieback cord loops around each button for a handle.

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