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Making a No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse


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February 15, 2018

No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - finished purseThis is a cute little purse to make out of leftover scraps of felt. There is no sewing involved, so this is a great beginner's craft. The purse handle is also a heart, just for some extra love!

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Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 purse

Supplies:

  • 1 piece of black felt, 10" x 5"
  • craft glue or hot glue
  • scraps of felt in pinks and white
  • scissors
No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Lay out your 10 x 5 black felt rectangle.
  2. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - lay out black felt
     
  3. Fold in half so it's a square.
  4. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - fold in half to make a square
     
  5. Glue the edges of the upper half, fold in half again to seal, let dry for 10 minutes.
  6. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - add glue to edges on upper half, fold to seal
     
  7. You will now have a pocket purse base.
  8. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - purse pocket made
     
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  9. Take a square shaped scrap of red felt and fold it diagonally.
  10. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - fold a square of scrap red felt diagonally
     
  11. Cut a teardrop shape out of the folded felt.
  12. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - cut a teardrop shape from the felt
     
  13. This is your first red heart.
  14. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - open for first heart
     
  15. Fold the felt scrap you just cut from and make another smaller heart.
  16. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - fold remaining portion of felt square and make a smaller heart
     
  17. Then one more time until you have red hearts of three sizes.
  18. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - two hearts from red felt, fold again for third smaller heart
     
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  19. Cut out more hearts with this process with the other colours of felt.
  20. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - repeat with other colors of felt
     
  21. Arrange your hearts on the purse to get an idea of how you'd like them laid out.
  22. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - arrange on purse to create layout
     
  23. Glue the one that will be behind any other hearts first.
  24. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - glue the ones that will be behind other hearts first
     
  25. Continue with the rest of the hearts, pressing down firmly to get the glue to set. Let dry 10 minutes.
  26. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - continue gluing and press down, allow to dry
     
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  27. To make the heart-shaped handle, cut out 2 identical strips of black felt about 4 inches long.
  28. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - cut two strips of black felt for the handle
     
  29. Dab a bit of glue on the very end of one of the strips, then lay the other on top. Let dry 10 minutes.
  30. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - glue two of the ends together
     
  31. When you unfold the two strips, you'll have two arches.
  32. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - unfold to reveal two arches
     
  33. Dab some glue on the outside end of one arch and press into the inside of the purse, right in the middle.
  34. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - dab glue on outside of the bottom edge and press to the inside of the purse in the center
     
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  35. Repeat on the other side, let dry 10 minutes.
  36. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - repeat on other side of handle
     
  37. Fill with candies, love letters, or whatever you fancy.
  38. No-Sew Gradient Felt Heart Purse - ready to fill with candy or whatever
     
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