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Here's the sad thing, I didn't even have to cut the fabric or mess with the interfacing, my lovely grandma had already done it for me. I just had to finish the purse, which was a pretty good test to see if I remembered how to do it. And I did! So I know you can do this, too.
I'm going to direct you to my original tutorial for mini purses so you know how to get the basic purse. Start by cutting the fabric and iron and sew it to the batting. Here is a pictorial reminder of the rest:
1. Trim and square the fabric and batting pieces.
2. Cut the zipper to size and cover each end with contrasting fabric.
3. Center the zipper and attach to the outside of the panels.
4. Sew the edge of the zipper to the inside of the bag.
Once you sew all outer edges together, sides first and bottom last, including zig zag stitching, then measure off a square on each bottom corner. The width of the base of your bag will be double the length of one side of your square. My square is 1 1/2 inches, so the base of my bag is 3 inches wide.
Now for the hard part. You have to cut out the square you just marked. After sewing and double sewing all the edges, it seems like a terrible idea, but trust me, nothing bad will happen.
Now, line up the bottom seam with the side seam and smooth it flat, like in the picture. Sew across, back stitching at each end, then zig zag across just as extra insurance against unraveling.
And that's it, you're done. Pretty easy, no? Turn the bag right side out and you're good to go. I think I'm going to use this one to hold a little knitting project I'm working on and I'm planning to make another one for my camera accessories. What do you have that could find a new home in a cute little purse like this?