How To Make A Round Zippered Purse with Free Pattern

How To Make A Round Zippered Purse with Free Pattern

This cute little round zippered purse makes a great homemade gift idea. It only takes about one hour to make from cutting fabric to sewing it all together. No matter if you want to simply improve your sewing skills with a project that includes some skills you aren’t super familiar with yet, or you need a cute purse to use for that special evening out or new outfit! This tutorial, How to make a round zippered purse with free pattern, is the project for you!

 How To Make A Round Zippered Purse

A couple of notes about this project: We made ours using the liner fabric for the side tabs and the bottom/base fabric. But you could use another color option for those or use the same as the outer main fabric. For the strap, we use a pre-made chain purse strap. If if you are not crazy about the look or weight of having a chain strap, you could make one out of matching fabric. If you do, you would just need 2 snap clasps and some extra fabric. The fabric for this would be pretty much made the same way you make the tabs, you would just make it much longer.

What You’ll Need to make a Round Purse:

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How To Make A Round Zippered Purse with Free Pattern

Wash, dry, and iron the fabric. I always begin with this step. This will help prep your fabric for sewing and keep it from shrinking and messing up your stitches later.

Cut all fabric pieces needed for the purse

To begin: cut all fabric pieces needed to make this round zippered purse. Below is the list of sizes you need cut from each fabric. Use the included Free Pattern to make it easier.

  • (2) – 9 1/16 inch circle diameter cut from the outer fabric
  • (2) – 9 1/16 inch circle diameter cut from liner fabric
  • (2) – 9 1/16 inch circle diameter cut from fusible fleece (can be just slightly smaller than this)
  • (2) – 16 1/8″ x 1″ cut from liner fabric
  • (2) – 2″ x 1 1/2″ cut from liner fabric
  • (2) – 3/4″ x 12 1/2″ cut from liner fabric
  • (1) – 16 1/8″ x 1″ cut from fusible fleece (can be just slightly smaller than this)
Fuse the fleece to the outer fabric

The next step in how to make a round zippered purse with a free pattern is to fuse 9 1/6″ fleece to both outer circles just be sure you fuse it to the non-print side of the fabric. Lay the rough side of the fleece on the non-print side.

Iron should be on number 5 with steam

Then lay a pressing cloth over it and press over it with the iron a few times. Iron should be on number 5 with steam.

Iron the 16 1/8

Also, add the 16 1/8″ x 1″ fleece to one of the 16 1/8″ x 1″ fabrics. If using a printed fabric for this, make sure you fuse it to the non-printed side.

Fold the sides in to meet in the center

Then, Fold the 2″ x 1 1/2 inch piece of fabric in half from the long side. Then unfold it. Now fold both of the ends in till they meet that crease you just made.

Fold sides on themselves and pin

Then fold it in half so those folds are on top of each other. Pin in place. Do this to both pieces this size.

Sew down both sides of each piece

Now, sew down the edges of that folded piece to make the side tabs using about a 1/16 seam allowance. Sew down both sides of each piece. Do a backstitch at the start and finish. You will do a backstitch at the start and finish every time you sew in this tutorial.

Use one of the tabs you just made to attach the D ring to the 16

The next step in how to make a round zippered purse is to grab the 16 1/8″ x 1″ that you fused with the fleece. Turn it so the fleece side is down. Now get one of the tabs you made and run it through the flat side of the D ring. Fold it over and lay it on top of the fabric with the fleece. Line the raw edges so they are even and pin in place. Do the same thing at the other end with the other ring and tab.

Sew both tabs several times

Now, sew the tabs in place on the fabric going over them a few times using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. These will eventually hold the strap for your round zippered purse.

Pin the zipper to the strip with the D rings

Then, unzip the zipper about halfway. Lay it face down over the D rings. Line the end edge of the zipper with the end of the fabric/tabs and pin in place.

Do the same on the other end

Do the same on the other end.

Sew the zipper in place

Next, sew the zipper in place using about 1/4 seam allowance. Make sure to stitch back and forth a few times to make sure it is really well attached. Do this at both ends.

Turn right-side out and go back over the stitching

Now fold that piece so it is right side out and the ring is on top. Hold it flat and stitch right over the stitching you just did to hold this top piece down flat. Do the same at the other end with the other ring.

Lay the fabric and zipper around the outer fabrics and pin

Then, lay the zipper/fabric so that it is face down on one of the outer/top circle fabrics that is face up.

Pin all the way around

Pin it all the way around the outer edge.

Sew all the way around

Next, sew all the way around that pinned edge using a 1/4 seam allowance or a little less if you can. When you get to an area that has a D ring on the inside you may need to pull it slightly out of the way so the foot of the machine will slide by. When you get to where the zipper is, pull it zipped past your machine foot to keep sewing smoothly.

Pin the other circle face down

The next step in how to make a round zippered purse is to pin the other circle on top just as you did the last. Make sure that it is face down so that the printed side is facing the other printed side.

Sew this layer in place

Then, sew it in place just as you did the first one. Just be sure you are only sewing the two layers together and not any other part of the bag.

Turn the whole purse right-side out

Now, turn the whole outer shell for the round zippered purse right-side out.

Get the other long thin pieces, fold the 12

Next, grab the two 3/4″ x 12 1/2″ pieces of fabric and fold the long side up by about 1/4 inch. You can iron if you would like to make that fold stay in place. If using a printed fabric, make sure the fold is with the print side facing up. Also, grab the last 16 1/8″ x 1″ piece.

Pin the two folded pieces to the long piece

Now, that we are about halfway through our round zippered purse tutorial, line the end edge of the folded pieces with the end of the 16-inch piece. Make sure they line up and have those folded flaps on the top. Do the same at the other end. Again, if using a printed fabric for this, the pieces should be laying face to face at this point.

Sew the ends, allow the folded part to remain free

Next, we need to sew these pieces together. This time don’t sew all the way across. Use a 1/4 seam allowance and only sew on the inside/wider side of those flaps.

You still have the flap that opens on both sides

This way you still have a flap that opens on each piece. Sew both ends this way.

Pin this to one of the lining circles

Then, with the right side of the fabric to the inside, line the edges to the edge of the 9 1/16 inch circle liner fabric. Pin all the way around. You will have one of the thin flap pieces just kinda hanging in the middle.

Sew these together for round zippered purse

Now, sew all the way around those pins removing them as you go and making sure the edges stay lined up. Use a 1/4 seam allowance or a little less if you can.

Pin the other lining for round zippered purse to the other side

Now pin the other side to the other round liner fabric. This time at the bottom base area we want to leave about a 5-inch gap unpinned. Do not sew this closed yet.

sew lining for round zippered purse

Then sew around just as you did on the other side.

Leave and opening for turning

Make sure not to sew that 5-inch opening closed.

Put the outer round purse into the lining

From the large open end, insert the right side out bag into the inside out liner. Make sure the zipper end faces out of that liner opening.

Unfold the flap and pin it to the inside of the purse

Now unfold those little flaps over the zipper and pin the edge of them lined with the raw edge of the stitched in the zipper.

sew zipper to lining of purse

Pin them in place on both sides of the zipper. You will not be able to pin on the very ends and that is ok, we will stitch that a little later.

Sew round zippered purse lining in place

The next step in how to make a round zippered purse is to sew it in place removing the pins as you go.

Through the 5 inch opening, turn the round zippered purse right side out

Now from that 5-inch opening we left in the liner pull the whole bag through turning that liner fabric right side out as you go.

The round zippered purse is now right side out

Both the inside and the outside of the round zippered purse should be right side out at this point.

Pin the opening closed on round zippered purse

Time to close that opening in the liner of the purse. Carefully turn the edge slighting inside to hide that raw edge. You only need to turn it in by about 1/4 inch or a little less if you can. Pin in place as you go. One thing to be really careful with here is to make sure you are only pinning it to the edge of the base strip and not to the other side of the liner.

Sew the opening closed on liner for round zippered purse

The next step in how to make a round zippered purse with a free pattern is to sew it closed removing pins as you go and making sure you are only sewing it to that base strip.

sew lining for round zippered purse

Try to sew as close to the edge as you can.

hand sew zipper for round purse

Then, tuck the whole liner down inside of the bag. Get the needle and thread and on the inside at both ends of the zipper, carefully hand stitch the liner to the end of the zipper to finish closing up the liner.

Attach the purse strap to the D rings

Finally, attach the clips of the straps to the D rings and your round zippered purse is finished!!

Completed round zippered purse

Now you have a super cute and stylish round zippered purse to either use yourself or to give as a gift! This project is so fun and only takes about an hour and looks amazing! Choose fabrics and colors to match your favorite outfit or dress! Or perhaps use some that will stand out and be the pop of color you need. Either way, we hope you enjoy this project as much as we did!

How To Make A Round Zippered Purse

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How to Make a Round Zippered Purse

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Do you need a super cute purse to wear with a nice outfit or to that wedding you have been invited to next month? This super cute zippered round purse will hold just what you need it to and be the perfect complement to your outfit!

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $15.00

Instructions

    Cut all fabric pieces needed to make this bag. Below is the list of sizes you need cut from each fabric.

    (2) - 9 1/16 inch circle diameter cut from the outer fabric

    (2) - 9 1/16 inch circle diameter cut from liner fabric

    (2) - 9 1/16 inch circle diameter cut from fusible fleece (can be just slightly smaller than this) 

    (2) - 16 1/8" x 1" cut from liner fabric

    (2) - 2" x 1 1/2" cut from liner fabric

    (2) - 3/4" x 12 1/2" cut from liner fabric

    (1) - 16 1/8" x 1" cut from fusible fleece (can be just slightly smaller than this)

    1. Fuse 9 1/6" fleece to both outer circles just be sure you fuse it to the non-print side of the fabric. Lay the rough side of the fleece on the non-print side.
    2. Also, add the 16 1/8" x 1" fleece to one of the 16 1/8" x 1" fabrics.
    3. Fold the 2" x 1 1/2 inch piece of fabric in half from the long side. Then unfold it.
    4. Now fold both of the ends in till they meet that crease you just made. Then fold it in half so those folds are on top of each other. Pin in place.
    5. Do this to both pieces this size.
    6. Sew down the edges of that folded piece to make the side tabs using about a 1/16 seam allowance.
    7. Sew down both sides of each piece. Do a backstitch at the start and finish.
    8. Grab the 16 1/8" x 1" that you fused with the fleece. Turn it so the fleece side is down.
    9. Now get one of the tabs you made and run it through the flat side of the D ring.
    10. Fold it over and lay it on top of the fabric with the fleece.
    11. Line the raw edges so they are even and pin in place.
    12. Do the same thing at the other end with the other ring and tab.
    13. Sew the tabs in place on the fabric going over them a few times using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
    14. Unzip the zipper about halfway. Lay it face down over the D rings.
    15. Line the end edge of the zipper with the end of the fabric/tabs and pin in place.
    16. Do the same on the other end.
    17. Sew the zipper in place using about 1/4 seam allowance.
    18. Make sure to stitch back and forth a few times to make sure it is really well attached. Do this at both ends.
    19. Now fold that piece so it is right side out and the ring is on top.
    20. Hold it flat and stitch right over the stitching you just did to hold this top piece down flat.
    21. Do the same at the other end with the other ring.
    22. Lay the zipper/fabric so that it is face down on one of the outer/top circle fabrics that is face up.
    23. Pin it all the way around the outer edge.
    24. Sew all the way around that pinned edge using a 1/4 seam allowance or a little less if you can.
    25. When you get to an area that has a D ring on the inside you may need to pull it slightly out of the way so the foot of the machine will slide by.
    26. When you get to where the zipper is, pull it zipped past your machine foot to keep sewing smoothly.
    27. Pin the other circle on top just as you did the last.
    28. Sew it in place just as you did the first one. Just be sure you are only sewing the two layers together and not any other part of the bag.
    29. Turn the whole bag right-side out.
    30. Grab the two 3/4" x 12 1/2" pieces of fabric and fold the long side up by about 1/4 inch.
    31. Also, grab the last 16 1/8" x 1" piece.
    32. Line the end edge of the folded pieces with the end of the 16-inch piece. Make sure they line up and have those folded flaps on the top.
    33. Do the same at the other end.
    34. This time don't sew all the way across. Use a 1/4 seam allowance and only sew on the inside/wider side of those flaps. That way you still have a flap that opens on each piece.
    35. Sew both ends this way.
    36. With the right side of the fabric to the inside, line the edges to the edge of the 9 1/16 inch circle liner fabric.
    37. Pin all the way around. You will have one of the thin flap pieces just kinda hanging in the middle.
    38. Sew all the way around those pins removing them as you go and making sure the edges stay lined up. Use a 1/4 seam allowance or a little less if you can.
    39. Now pin the other side to the other round liner fabric. This time at the bottom base area we want to leave about a 5-inch gap unpinned. Do not sew this closed yet.
    40. Sew around just as you did on the other side but make sure not to sew that 5-inch opening closed.
    41. From the large open end, insert the right-side-out bag into the inside-out liner. Make sure the zipper end faces out of that liner opening.
    42. Now unfold those little flaps over the zipper and pin the edge of them lined with the raw edge of the stitched in the zipper.
    43. Pin them in place on both sides of the zipper. You will not be able to pin on the very ends and that is ok, we will stitch that a little later.
    44. Sew it in place removing the pins as you go.
    45. Now from that 5-inch opening we left in the liner pull the whole bag through turning that liner fabric right side out as you go.
    46. Carefully turn the edge slighting inside to hide that raw edge.
    47. Pin in place as you go.
    48. Sew it closed removing pins as you go and making sure you are only sewing it to that base strip.
    49. Tuck the whole liner down inside of the bag.
    50. Get the needle and thread and on the inside at both ends of the zipper, carefully hand stitch the liner to the end of the zipper to finish closing up the liner.
    51. Attach the clips of the straps to the D rings
    52. Enjoy your Round Zippered Purse

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