Felt Change Purse

Posted by Trish | Posted in Crafts, Meeting Activities | Posted on 07-07-2010

This is a fun project for Junior and Cadette scouts who are older than the interest of most craft projects, and old enough to be trusted with a needle.  This project takes 1-2 hours to do, depending on how adept the girls are with a needle and thread.  Of course, you can split this into two meetings with doing the cutting & prep work in one meeting and the actual assembly of the purses in another.  There’s a great video on how to do the blanket stitch mentioned:

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

  • Floss #907
  • Large eye needle
  • Felt – black, purple, turquoise, gold, & pink
  • 1″ sticky velcro
  • 2 daisy brads
  • Tacky glue
  • Straight pins
  • Fabric die cut machine
  • Scissors


  1. Cut black felt square in half to 6×9″.
  2. Fold up 3¾” and pin in place.
  3. Thread needle with floss & use blanket stitch to stitch up sides.
  4. Fold down flap 1¼”, press with finger to crease.
  5. Center sticky Velcro under flap & attach to purse & flap.
  6. Use Revolution to cut out flowers & leaves from felt.
  7. Attach with tacky glue and daisy brads.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Adult supervision is required when girls are using scissors and needles.

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