I found this ADORABLE kitty purse sewing tutorial by Choly Knight. We sewed one up and it’s so, so cute! We made a couple changes to our purse (the whiskers and we added a nose). And of course, my Urban Zoologie kitties were used for the lining. We also used Shannon Fabric’s black faux suede for the exterior. It made the bag look and feel so luxe. One of the things I like about this purse (besides it being so cute) is the size. This purse can carry a lot of goods, which is always a good thing. Find the free tutorial here. Below you’ll also find our personal tweaks and sewing notes to accompany the tutorial.
Our sewing notes: For this purse, we used the Kitty Purse Sewing Tutorial by Choly Knight. We used Pellon Flex Foam sew in stabilizer on the faux suede exterior and Pellon shape flex sf101 on the lining fabrics. We basted the flex foam just slightly inside the seam allowance then trimmed the foam within the seam allowance as close to the seam without cutting it. (This reduces bulk in the seam). We also used Shape Flex interfacing in the strap. We used a larger needle 90/14 for sewing through the suede and flex foam and a slightly larger stitch length (2.5-3.0). We added a magnetic snap instead of the sewn in snap. The nose and whiskers are craft felt that is stitched into the exterior panel.
(photos by Kelle)