Well, it’s the end of another lovely weekend! We had some friends to stay on Friday night and for once the weather cooperated on Saturday so we went for a beautiful walk at Westward Ho! Sam and I then spent the afternoon on Saunton beach – it was surprisingly warm!

I came back with some seaside bits and bobs to make a beach bag for later on in the year. If I add it to my ‘things to sew’ list now I might get it done before summer!

Today I was browsing Pinterest as usual when I came across a great free purse sewing tutorial. I decided to make it in the same fabric as my tissue pouch from my last post.

I adapted it slightly as the purse in the tutorial didn’t have a coin section.

free purse sewing tutorial

free purse sewing tutorial

The tutorial is excellent, so clear and easy to read. First I cut out all of the pieces, with the addition of a coin pocket.

free purse sewing tutorial

Folding and ironing the piece for the card slots was very satisfying! Here the pieces are all prepared and ready to be sewn together. I made my popper tab rounded instead of square.

free purse sewing tutorial

Some more views of the finished article. Although it’s not quite finished, I still need to add poppers on the tab and coin pocket.

free purse sewing tutorial

It’s got a big pocket for notes too!

free purse sewing tutorial

It was a little thick to sew and the inside pocket could have fitted a little better, but all in all, I’m quite pleased with it 🙂

I’ll leave you with some photos of our lovely walks at Westward Ho and Saunton…

South West Coast Path
View along the South West Coast Path from Westward Ho towards Clovelly

Saunton Beach
Saunton Beach with the tide out

Saunton sand dunes
Strange to see the moon on such a sunny day!

sunset at Saunton, Devon
A great day topped off by a stunning sunset!

I’m sharing this post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Lamb Around and Tatertots and Jello.

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