This week I decided to make a change purse for Fat Quarter Friday. I know change purses are a little useless since everyone uses debit or credit cards, but it's actually the perfect size for your cards and cell phone. Plus, the real reason I wanted to make one is because it uses fusible interfacing which I have never used, so I thought it'd be a nice little project to learn on. Also, who doesn't need more practice with zippers? I know I do, I'm terrible at them.
1 fat quarter
Some fusible interfacing
Step 1: Cut out four equal sized pieces. I cut mine 4" x 5". If you wanted to you could actually make about four little purses from one fat quarter, I however am just making one. Also, it's super cute to make the lining out of a different fabric, but I'm just using the same for the outside and the lining.
Step 2: Fold one of the long edges under 1/4" and press, do this on all four pieces. Then, cut out two pieces of the fusible interfacing to fit the new size. I cut mine to be 3 3/4" x 5". Place the interfacing shiny side down on two of your four pieces (which ever two are going to be your lining). Make sure you place the interfacing under the folded part you just ironed. Now press with the iron until the stuff sticks. Super easy and cheap. Apparently you have to ask for the interfacing at the store because they keep it behind the counter. It took me a long time to figure that out.