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The Spoonful of Sugar team makes Thimbleanna’s Purse Thingy


When I asked Lisa and Sarah, the adorable mother-daughter team behind Spoonful of Sugar if they would like to guest post for us here, I should have known that whatever they came up with would have that same darling Spoonful of Sugar style. I wish I could mix prints like they do. And check out that teeny-tiny Eiffel tower, swoon! Here you go…

When we were asked to choose one of the fabulous sewing tutorials from Sew Can She to make for a guest post, it was an easy decision. We have been intending to sew the Little Purse Thingy  designed by Anna from Thimbleanna for a long while and this was just the motivation we needed.

What we love most about this purse is that it has a clear vinyl window pocket on the front which is the perfect place to hold your ID, Drivers License, or Rail Pass. It is sized for just a few essentials so would be ideal when travelling or when you are just popping out for a short while.


It was fun to choose three co-ordinating fabrics from our stash. We followed the tutorial pretty closely – everything is explained clearly and the steps are all photographed. The only variation we made is that we skipped applying the binding on the inside seams, opting instead to overlock (serge) the edges.  We rounded the bottom corners slightly when we were sewing the purse together and used a little Eiffel Tower charm on the zipper in lieu of ribbon.


We are really pleased with the Purse and plan to make some more. We are planning a special Mother/Daughter holiday next year and the purse will be just the right size to hold our Metro tickets. and the gathered pocket on the back is perfect for a small notebook.


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Lisa and Sarah are a mother and daughter duo who share their crafty tutorials, inspiring projects, and delicious recipes on their blog, A Spoonful of Sugar. You can find more of their pdf sewing and quilt patterns in their Etsy Store.

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  1. Catherine Mackie says:

    I love this project…..would it work ok in oilcloth, so that it would be waterproof?

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