ICe lolly purse

So it’s still summer, it’s still Summer Holidays (just) and therefore it’s still Ice Lolly Weather. If you’re looking for a crafty project to keep little (or big) hands busy then this felt ice lolly shaped purse might just do the trick. Made up of simple shapes, it requires a little hand sewing and a lot of sequin sticking but it’ll be super useful for the following things:

1. Keeping ice cream money in or
2. Storing iphones or ipods or
3. making sure that mini bottle of sun lotion is always to hand or
4. keeping shell collections safe or even
5. as a nice new pencil case for school.

Here’s the step by step guide on how to make it …


and the templates


If you want to try your hand at making this project but you don’t have any felt to hand don’t panic as I’ve teamed up with lovely Nicole from Cloud Craft to give away a pack of the five felts you’ll need for the project. Nice one Nic.

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Nicole’s wonderful Etsy shop is full of beautiful 100% wool felt and lots of other haberdashery treats. If you can’t wait to see if you’ve won (closing date Aug 28th) then she’s also offering a 10% discount on all purchases till the 15th of Sept. Simply enter icecream10 at the checkout for your discount.

For your chance to win simply say hello (or something else lovely) in the comment box below and I’ll choose a winner at random.

19 thoughts on “make: ice lolly purse (ooh and a WIN! a pack of lovely felt)

  1. Cloud Craft

    Lovely project and a fab tutorial – thanks so much Christine for letting me be involved! Do you mind me asking where you got your scalloped pinking shears from? I noticed you used them a lot in your felt book too and I’ve been looking for one for ages but have only been able to get one for paper cutting which is pretty bobbins when cutting felt!

    All the best, Nicole

  2. Penny

    How cute is this? Thanks so much, I already have Nicole’s shop saved to my favs on Etsy and it would be lovely to win some of her lovely felt 🙂


  3. melissa

    Great tutorial! I’ve saved Nicole’s shop too – she has some fab things – I’ve never worked with 100 % wool felt so I’d love to win this prize!

  4. Kay

    Thank you for a fun tutorial. I have a little niece that would love this. Thank you to Nicole also for her kind giveaway.

  5. Rose Swiokla

    Hello! Can’t wait to make the purse, it is so cute! I have made quite a few things from your great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the giveaway!! :0)

  6. Love Natalie

    Thank you for a fantastic turtorial! Like me, my children love making things from felt so there will be a few of these made by the end of the weekend! I love your blog – I have come across it via the mention in Craftseller magazine. I look forward to reading more!

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