Crochet Heart Purse

Since we’re all about hearts and flowers this month, I thought I’d reshare a fun little project that I created a couple of years ago for my friends over at Chica Circle. It’s seriously easy – even for the newest of crafters.

What You Need:

2 small pieces of denim, cut to 7 in x 7 in (upcycled jeans work great)
1 small piece of quilting fabric, at least 8 in by 15 in
coordinating thread
3 colors worsted weight yarn (I like Red Heart)
J and I crochet hooks
fabric glue
sewing machine
rotary cutter and mat

What You’re Gonna Do:

1. Sew denim squares together along one edge using 1/4″ seam.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

2. Press seam open and use sewn together denim pieces as a pattern to cut quilting fabric.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

3. Pin right sides together. Using 1/4″ seams, sew fabric together on short sides only. Leave long sides open.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

4. Match seams on short sides together so denim faces denim and quilting fabric faces quilting fabric.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

5. Pin fabric in place. Sew long edges, using 1/4″ seam, leaving a 3-4″ space open for turning.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

6. Turn carefully.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

7. Iron fabric flat. Pin opening closed and top stitch. This will be on the inside of the purse so it’s okay that the seam shows.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

8. Turn lining to inside of purse. Press and top stitch to hold in place.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

9. Crochet strap using J hook. Pattern is as follows:

Chain 6.
Row 1: Single crochet in second chain from hook and across (5 sc).
Row 2: Chain 1, Single crochet in each stitch across.
Row 3-end: Continue pattern until strap reaches 30-34 inches long (go longer or shorter depending on how tall your girl is).
Tie off and weave in ends.

Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

10. Pin strap about 1″ down on outer right of facing side of purse. Pin other end of strap on opposite side. Using a sewing machine, tack down edges in a square.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

11. Crochet heart using I hook. Click here for pattern.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

12. Attach heart using fabric glue. Allow to dry completely.
Tutorial for an easy tween-sized purse with a super fun crochet heart applique.

And that’s it! You’re done! Cute bag with SO many possibilities!

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