Because you asked and because I love my followers, here is the Thirty-one skirt purse cover tutorial.
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*update 9/25/12 : Be sure to download the pattern pieces to your computer and then print them out.
Step 1: Choose a sturdy fabric for your skirt purse, something that is washable and will hold up with time.
(*Also, I recommend washing the fabric before you begin sewing)
Step 2: Iron Fabric.
Step 3: With pattern provided, pin down and cut fabric with same sides together (meaning, printed sides together or wrong sides together)
|We will refer to this as the purse body|
|We will call this the binding|
Step 4: Pin the purse binding right side to the wrong side of the purse body.
Step 7: Fold and iron under the bottom part of the binding.
Step 8: sew the folded over hem down to the finished side of the purse body.
Step 9: Repeat steps 4- 8 on other purse panel.
Step 10: Pin the panels right sides together.
Step 11: After you've sewn around the body of the purse, finish the edge with a tight zip-zag stitch. This is to keep it from fraying with time and use.
Step 12: Find the gusset lines with the paper pattern and mark it with a pin.
Step 13: Measure from the end of the fabric 1 1/2 inches and mark with a pencil.
Step 14: To find the gusset, fold the body of the purse using the pin as a guide.
|Find the pin.|
|Pinch the fabric, so the pin is at the top and the sew lines marked in pencil are on either side as shown above.|
Step 17: Cut the excess off the gusset.
Step 18: Finish the edge with a zip-zag stitch.
|to remove the pattern without ruining it, pull pin through until the head goes through the paper.|
|next slide the paper down the pin|
|carefully pull off.|
Step 21: Using fasteners like below, to sew onto the bag.
Step 22: The fasteners will go on the inside of the bag. Center the fastener over the pin and sew.