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Installing Purse/Bag Feet into your bag making projects - Mastering Bag Making Skills.

Updated: Mar 4

In this latest YouTube tutorial, I guide you step by step through the process of installing purse/bag feet. You can follow along with the full tutorial by watching the video above or clicking here, I'll provide helpful instructions and valuable insights.

Understanding the Importance the importance of purse/bag feet:

Purse/bag feet serve multiple purposes:

  • They elevate the bag, preventing direct contact with surfaces and minimizing wear.

  • They add a professional and polished finish to the bottom of your bag.

  • They enhance durability by reinforcing stress points, especially for heavier or larger bags.

Materials You'll Need:

Before starting, gather the following materials:

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Marking Placement: Determine the placement of your purse/bag feet on the bottom panel of your bag. Use a fabric marker or chalk to make small marks where you intend to install the feet. Ensure they are evenly spaced for balance and stability.

  2. Creating Pilot Holes: With your hole punch or awl, create small pilot holes at the marked positions. These holes will guide the insertion of the purse/bag feet and prevent fabric distortion or tearing during installation.

  3. Inserting the Purse/Bag Feet: Align the screw part of the purse/bag feet with the pilot holes you've created. Carefully insert them through the fabric from the inside of the bag. Ensure they sit flush against the bottom panel.

  4. Securing the Feet: With the screw part in place, gently screw the purse foot on to the screw until it is securely in place. Take care not to damage the fabric or feet during this process.

  5. Reinforcement (Optional): For added stability and longevity, consider reinforcing the area around the purse/bag feet with scrap stabilisers or interfacing. This additional layer provides extra support and prevents the fabric from stretching or tearing over time.

Tips for Success:

  • Measure and mark the placement of your purse/bag feet accurately to ensure a symmetrical and balanced appearance.

  • Experiment with different types and finishes of purse/bag feet to complement your bag's design aesthetic.

  • Practice on scrap fabric or a test piece before installing the feet on your actual project to familiarize yourself with the process.


Installing purse/bag feet is a simple yet impactful technique that adds both style and functionality to your bag making projects. You will be able to elevate the quality and durability of your creations while showcasing your attention to detail and craftsmanship.

I encourage you to watch the tutorial, follow the steps carefully, and experiment with incorporating purse/bag feet into your designs. Feel free to share your experiences and creations with our supportive community on social media and in our Facebook group.

Until next time happy sewing and may your bobbin always be full

Deb x

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