No-Sew Felt Watermelon Purse With FREE Patterns
Create the cutest No-Sew Felt Watermelon Purse with vibrant colors of Kunin© Classic™ Felt. The perfect accessory for Summer, this sassy bag is ideal for a quick trip to the farmer's market, or to carry your essentials for a day at the beach. This felt watermelon bag with bright colors and basic shapes is super easy to make, and affordable, with the FREE printable patterns that have been included below.
Easy No-Sew Watermelon Purse with Kunin Felt
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What materials are needed to make a Watermelon Purse?
- Kunin Classic Felt, 9″ x 12″ Craft Cuts – Shocking Pink, Apple Green, Kelly Green
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker – Tombow
- E6000 Fabri-Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue – Eclectic Products
- Grosgrain Ribbon – 5/8″ Green
- Rick Rack – Green
- Black Buttons – Assorted
- Pinking Shears for Fabric – Fiskars
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- WATERMELON PURSE PATTERNS – DOWNLOAD HERE!
How do you make a Watermelon Purse from Felt?
To begin the No-Sew Watermelon Purse, gather all supplies. Download, print and cut out the WATERMELON PURSE PATTERNS from the link above.
Trace the base pattern onto a sheet of Kelly Green Kunin Classic Felt, 9″ x 12″ Craft Cuts that has been folded in half, using the MONO Twin Permanent Marker. I love drawing and tracing with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker from Tombow because it has a large bullet tip and a small extra fine tip.
Cut out the watermelon base with pinking shears for fabric along the cut lines leaving the fold intact, so you will end up with a purse or bag shape.
Attach the sides of the watermelon base with E6000 Fabri-Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue. Set aside to allow glue to dry.
Glue green rick rack around the outside edge of the watermelon to mimick the markings on the skin. E6000 Fabri-fuse liquid fabric glue is extremely flexible, has stretch, won’t create bumps or bulges, and allows the felt to remain pliable — even after washing.
Trace the watermelon rind pattern onto Apple Green Kunin Classic Felt, 9″ x 12″ Craft Cuts and then cut out with scissors. Attach the watermelon rind to the base with Fabri-Fuse. Set aside to allow glue to dry.
Trace the watermelon fruit pattern onto Shocking Pink Kunin Classic Felt, 9″ x 12″ Craft Cuts and then cut out with scissors.
Attach the watermelon fruit to the rind with Fabri-Fuse. Set aside to allow glue to dry.
Select approximately 12 black buttons in various shapes and sizes to become the watermelon seeds. Attach the buttons to the watermelon with E6000 Fabri-Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue.
Measure and cut a 48″ length of green grosgrain ribbon. Attach each end to the inside top edge of the watermelon purse. This will become the strap or handle of the bag. I wanted the purse to be a cross body, so I made the strap long, but you can make it any length you like.
Quick and Easy Watermelon Bag for Summer
This No-Sew Watermelon Purse made from Kunin Felt went together in about 30 minutes with limited supplies. Get creative and think of other fruits that you can make into a purse or bag – lemon, lime, orange, kiwi, or even an exotic dragon fruit with its shocking pink skin! Kunin Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
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- Kunin Felt (Amazon)
- Buttons (Amazon)
- Rick Rack Trim Medium (Amazon)
- Grosgrain Ribbon (Amazon)
- E6000 Fabri-Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue (Amazon)
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