Today, I cut and sewed 2 flannel rag purses into two sizes (large and small) to use as class samples at my local quilt store.
Here are the two purses, please note I still need to cut or “fringe” the edges and then wash it in the washer to further rag it up.
and here is what my finished one looks like:
These are very simple bags to make, they are made much like those rag quilts that were so popular about 4 years ago. Here are the steps in case you are curious:
Step 1 is to cut the flannel and batting. Step 2 and 3 is to layer the three layers (flannel, batting, flannel layer) and stitch an “X.” Add buttonholes to all sides (except the bottom layer) shown in Step 4. Assemble the purse, make the handle, then you fringe and wash this project to make it look cool.
I’ll show you what they look like when I’m completed. My scissors are rather dull right now, so I’ll buy a new one tomorrow so I might finish this project.