D.I.Y Cupid’s Arrow Felt Change Purse

Hey Guys!

For those of you who don’t know me, I play pinball…a bunch! I am always on the look out for a cute change purse to store my quarters. After I competed in the woman’s league last spring, I saw a lot of cute change purses. In my pursuit to find one, I came across this image on Pinterest that inspired me to make my own!

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Here is what supplies you will need:
Felt of a Variety of Colors
8″ Zipper
Freezer Paper
Thread

Equipment:
Sewing Machine
Iron and Ironing Board
Scissors
Needle for Hand Sewing

Project time: 1 hour
Project difficulty: Easy/Moderate (zippers can be tricky)

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First, draw the image of the full sized finished product on the freezer paper. I made a mistake and drew my arrow the wrong way. That’s okay because you’ll end up tracing each piece to be cut out in a different color.

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After cutting out the freezer paper pieces, iron them on  to the corresponding colors you have chosen for each piece. If you have never used freezer paper, I posted a tutorial here on a different project.

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Cut out the pieces and remove the freezer paper. The freezer paper can be used multiple times, so feel free to save it if you want to make more than one!

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Next, assemble! First sew the arrow body to the main purse. Then, sew the bow on to the the main body. Here is where it gets a little tricky. Unfortunately, I did not take any photos of this stage.

Sew each half on of the main purse to the zipper. Here is a real good tutorial on how to sew a zipper. After each half is attached, use a zig-zag stitch to around the edge of the purse.

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Now the main purse is complete! Time for the details. First, in corresponding colors, add the stitch detail to the heart and fletching (had to look up the name of that part!). Finally, hand sew the details to the purse.

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And you’re done! I am really happy with the way this first one turned out. However, I forget to sew on the wristlet!

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It makes it a little hard to hold, but it won’t stop me from using it! I guess I’ll just have to make another one!

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I hope this inspires you! I would love to see your finished product! Tag me on Instagram (@jay_rupe) or leave a comment below with a link!

Talk soon,
Jennifer