How to Install Purse Feet

Purse Feet are some of the easiest additions to install into your Handmade Bag, Tote or Purse!  These little gems can take your handmade bags and purses to the next level while keeping the bottom of your item off surfaces.  I love how this hardware comes in different sizes and finishes too!  Let me show you how to install purse feet and you can start adding these to your handmade goodies too!

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Purse Feet Supply List

  • Bucket Purse Feet
    • (Check out all the different finishes right HERE)
  • Stabilizing swatch
    • (I used Pellon Peltex)
  • Sharp blade
    • (You can get something like THIS on Amazon)
  • Marking tool
    • (I just used a pencil)
  • Fray Check
    • (you should only need this if using cotton or knit fabric)

Installing your purse feet

Deciding which hardware finish to use on your handmade bag is really fun!  I like to try to match all my hardware.  If I am using a metal zipper, then I try to match the teeth on the zipper.  If I am using Swivel Snaps or Adjustable Sliders, then I will try to match those as well.  I think a nice bag or purse will have all matching hardware finish.

Pictured below is the bottom side of my Ansel Camera Bag.  To learn more about how I made this fun bag (and about using cork fabric) – Head over to my post about Sewing with Cork Fabric.

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Once you have chosen your hardware finish, you just need to install your hardware!  It is important to do this before you assemble your bag.  I usually install purse feet when I am done adding the interfacing to a bottom panel.

In the bag pictured below, the designer wanted to add buttons instead of purse feet.  While buttons would have added a cute touch – I really like how the purse feet look instead.  This bag is called the Ultimate Travel Bag and there is LOTS of hardware in this bag.

 

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Watch the video Tutorial

For this video tutorial, I have used a scrap piece of soft vinyl.  You can use just about any type of fabric.  I have used cotton, knit, vinyl, cork, and leather (just to name a few). Check out this step-by-step video to see how easy it is to install your own hardware to your handmade bag, tote or purse.

 

I hope you found this video tutorial helpful.  Be sure to head over to my online shop to get your own purse feet (in your favorite finish).  I cant wait to see your finished projects!  Be sure to share these on my Facebook Group.

Comment below and tell me what your favorite finish is!  Currently, I love the Gun Metal finish!

Happy Sewing!

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Purse Feet are some of the easiest additions to install into your Handmade Bag, Tote or Purse! Let me show you how to install purse feet and you can start adding these to your handmade goodies too! #Sewing #DIY #PurseFeet #VideoTutorial #Totes #Bag #Handmade #Designer #Custom #BagHardware #Purses #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore
Purse Feet are some of the easiest additions to install into your Handmade Bag, Tote or Purse! Let me show you how to install purse feet and you can start adding these to your handmade goodies too! #Sewing #DIY #PurseFeet #VideoTutorial #Totes #Bag #Handmade #Designer #Custom #BagHardware #Purses #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore
Purse Feet are some of the easiest additions to install into your Handmade Bag, Tote or Purse! Let me show you how to install purse feet and you can start adding these to your handmade goodies too! #Sewing #DIY #PurseFeet #VideoTutorial #Totes #Bag #Handmade #Designer #Custom #BagHardware #Purses #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Bag & Purse Hardware is HERE!

Do you ever spent lots of time (and money) on making the perfect handmade bag only to be disappointed with the hardware you had to use?  So many Big Box stores carry hardware that is bulky and ugly.  Wouldnt it be nice to find a hardware selection that has more variety of sizes and finishes?

I’m super excited to share that I have stocked my shelves with some really great bag and purse hardware!  Many of you already know how much I love using hardware when making bags, purses and totes.  Now I can also offer these great items to you as well!  Just take a look at what you might find in my online shop!

Get all your Purse & Bag Hardware right here! Lots of finishes and sizes to choose from! #handmadebags #PurseHardware #BagHardware #DIY #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

Considering all the things I love to make, it only made sense for me to start stocking and selling professional grade, high quality bag and purse hardware.  I have partnered with Emmaline Bags, Inc (based in Canada) to bring you most of my very favorite items!  Let me show you some of these right here.

Triangle Rings

Triangle rings are used in place of D-rings.  These triangle rings are top of the line, solid metal and come in a variety of sizes and finishes.  I just love them and use them on the Ultimate Travel Bag and the Betty Bowler Bag.  You can even use these on the Dayna Pack.

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Bucket Purse Feet

These little gems are just about the easiest bling that you can add to your bag or tote.  With easy installation – bucket purse feet can really save the fabric of your bag.  I dont know how many times I have had to set down my purse in a spot that I wish was cleaner (ball games, airports and even restroom floors – eeewwwwww).  Adding bucket purse feet has extended the life of many bags indeed!

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Adjustable & Removable Strap Hardware

If you’ve followed me for long, you know that I love to make purse and bag straps that are adjustable and removable!  In order to do this, you need 3 seperate pieces of hardware.  You need Triangle Rings, Swivel Clasps and Adjustable Sliders.

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Fancy Finishings

You worked so hard on your handmade bag, so why not add some “Fancy Finishings” to make your bag complete!  Wheather you add a Metal Label or a Metal Zipper Pull, these final touches will complete the look of your handmade masterpiece!  Be sure to add your Metal Label during the construction of your bag!  You don’t want the attaching hardware to show through your lining!

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There are many more options in my Shop.  Head over and take a peek!  If you need something that you dont see offered, be sure to leave a comment below and I will add it to my list!

Happy Sewing!

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