I finally bought a purse frame! I bought the 10cm one because I wanted to fit my loyalty cards in there as well. The size is really weird in that it’s just a little too big to be cute and a little too small to look functional >.<
Note: this is a sew on frame. I think the method works the same until the point where the frame is attached.
Step 1. The Template
I have finished making a zipped box pouch.
The pattern came courtesy of these tutorials:
The outer fabric is a quilt cotton print I got from Lincraft. I just couldn’t resist buying something from the sale 😛 I’m also planning on using for the flap of a messenger bag.
For the lining I used a brown cotton from a cheap pillowcase/bedspread set ($4 for the set from Ikea! Great deal, the brown has a very nice understated sheen to it).
I didn’t actually use any interweave, just the two layers of cotton. I found it holds its shape quite nicely still and I immediately stuffed it full anyway ^^
I think in hindsight I prefer the americana pattern as lining, or an accent instead of the whole thing. For something this small it just looks too busy.
As a distraction from Lincraft 1/2 price fabric sales, I made some of these small bows. I’m looking to add them to some hair clips later. Or maybe a bag/pouch…whichever I get the motivation to do first 😛
Step 1. Decide what size you want your bow and cut fabric to width and about twice that length plus about 20 mm for edges.
This is the most recent project that I’ve almost finished:
Oh, and say hello to my happy onigiri ^^. I didn’t make him, I bought him from Supanova last weekend. I thought this might be a good time to introduce him. He makes me happy.