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Mini Iron Purse Kit
by Tammy Olson
Mini Travel Iron
Featherweight Accurate Seam Square & Seam Guide or or 1/4" Foot - Low Shank Scant
Olfa Rotary Cutter
12" x 18" Lori Holt Reversible Cutting Mat
Sewline Water Erasable Roller Ball Pen
Super Fine Glass Head Pins
Creative Grids Ruler Itty Bitty Eights
Quilter's Pressing Fleece
Walking Foot, Even Feed
I was pretty excited to begin working on the Mini Iron Purse Kit! It looks so much like a sweet little purse! Who would ever know there was a travel iron inside?!
Little did I know that I would be practicing a little math from high school with this pattern. The good news is we created a full size template in the kit to make it easier for you! You will only need a tracing wheel and a pencil for the pre-made template option! (Template is only available with the kit, not the pattern. If purchasing the pattern only, you will need to follow the pattern instructions to draft the quilting lines.)
I drew all my lines to the exact dimensions. It took a little time, but it was very satisfying.
I pinned all the layers together in their proper order.
I used a very helpful “walking foot” to quilt all the lines I had drawn on the heat resistant fabric.
Once all the lines had been quilted, I measured the corners, sewed across, and trimmed the corners off to create the special shape needed for the tote.
Making the handles came next. These were pretty quick and easy.
I prepared the binding by sewing the pieces together and ironing in half for the whole length.
There are many corners to sew the binding around on this project and you will be a pro by the time you are done! Lots of practice! The binding will be sewed to the heat resistant fabric side.
Finish binding using your favorite method.
Cut the elastic band in half and sew on where instructed.
Once the binding was sewed on and hand bound around the edge of the pad, it was time to sew on the handles. Place the raw edges of the handles paying attention to the direction so the handles are facing in and stitch on, then turn the handles upward away from the center and stitch to firmly hold them in place.
Sew the two buttons on and you now can sport your new stylish travel iron purse!