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No-Sew, Fancy Kids' Pocketbook

The Martha Stewart Show, March 2007

Tools and Materials
Pocketbook template
Wool felt
Fabri-Tac glue
Hand punch
Boa, necklace, or scarf (for handle)
Plastic rhinestones, butterflies, and flowers (optional)

No-Sew, Fancy Kids' Pocketbook How-To
1. Download and print pocketbook template.

2. Cut out wool felt shape using template.

2. Glue seams with Fabri-Tac.

3. Punch two holes through both layers. To add a handle, use a boa, necklace, or scarf.

4. Glue on embellishments to the pocketbook, such as plastic rhinestones, butterflies, and flowers.

Resources
The wool felt is available at magiccabin.com. Fabri-Tac glue can be found at beaconadhesives.com. Purchase the hand punch at fiskars.com. Other embellishments can be found at art supply, crafts, and discount stores.

Special Thanks
Special thanks to author Jane O'Connor and HarperCollins Children's Books for providing the audience with copies of "Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy"; FAO Schwarz for providing stuffed dogs for the segments, Danskin for providing the ballet attire, and Capezio for providing the ballet slippers.

Comments (5)

  • 28 Aug, 2010

    I make greeting cards for family and friends, as well as soldiers at anysoldier.com. This is a cute design for cardstock...easier if the paper is double-sided, but can glue two sheets together. Can use the saying "One never has too many purses or whatever. It can be used for birthday, thinking of you, etc. I get ideas wherever I can. I love the way these are decorated.

  • 9 Aug, 2010

    My 3 year old loves Fancy Nancy and this is our themed B-day party for this year French music and all! This is a perfect craft for them to make. She wants everything Fancy Nancy we just got the tag book for her reader loves it. Bought the 18 in doll and dog at target for her B-day. She is a beautiful doll by the way. This has even inspired me to do a French dinner with family. Thanks Martha and Mrs. O'Connor.

  • 3 Sep, 2008

    How fun! Perfect timing! Our little best friend is having an 8th birthday Fancy Nancy party. The girls are supposed to be mismatched fancy. We will definetly make this for an accessory for the party! This is also adorable for ANYTIME and ANY OCCASSION!

  • 21 May, 2008

    My 2 granddaughters have birthdays 1 week apart. They are turning 6 and 7. I think I might sew the purse then give them beads and other embelishments to fancy up their purses. I'm having a spend the night party so I'll need plenty to keep them busy. Thanks for the idea!

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    "Tuck something" neat inside purse. A "fancy" handkerchief, or "pocket" change would be nice! Use imagination!!