She made a darling little coin purse for me. She used a tape measure for the snap closure.
I found a tutorial on You Tube but the inside edges were raw and finished with a zig zag.
Andrea's example was much classier. No raw edges.
I spent much of Saturday afternoon trying to come up with one that looked like hers. I should have just asked for the dimensions. Finally I created one that I liked.
The possibilities for this technique are endless. You can make different sizes. Use a larger tape measure for larger purses,though.
I found an unfinished, lined drawstring bag on the sewing table. I put a tape measure closure in it. I like it A LOT
I fully intend to write out this pattern. As I was driving home from work today I contemplated another technique for inserting the tape measure. I will certainly give it a try.
I used my White ZZ in the treadle for these. It has a left homing needle which provides a 3/8 inch seam allowance. I think I will change to a Singer 201 or a 15 when I make it again. That way I can have the 1/4 inch seam allowance. I can manage to create a 1/4 inch seam allowance with the White but the fabric does not sit under the right feed dog if I do that. What's the point?
I do have a Kenmore 158.1760 all set up in the loft. I did use it a bit. It's electric, through no fault of its own, has a center homing needle and winds a lovely bobbin. I could have used it to make these little purses. It's a free arm too. Yet, something happened to me last summer as I was preparing for the TOGA. I became a PP convert. (People Powered). I prefer the treadle.