Sunday, February 10, 2013

Little Purses


There has been lots of cleaning and sorting in the craft room this week. Bags of stuff that was never going to be used has gone out and things have been rearranged so I can find what I am looking for. As I have done this lots of favourite pieces of fabric have been rediscovered and I have remembered what I was going to do with it. I found some of the fabric left over from these cushions and they were perfect for little purses.

I used a Nicole Mallalieu Kit for the first one, but used a sew in frame I found on Etsy instead. I thought a sew in frame looked a little bit easier to me than gluing one in. If you search for sew in frames on Etsy you can find them in every size and lots of colours. I really like these ones with the coloured balls on top. I might have to find some more.
 I used this pattern I found on Craftsy for the second one. This made a smaller pouch with a different shape and therefore needed a much smaller frame. It is another sew in one from Etsy.
The only tricky part of making these is sewing the frame and making cure it is centred - one of these was definitely not! Both patterns are pretty simple to make and result in very useful, cute purses.

6 comments:

Carmel Morris said...

They are cute little purses. I love the coloured knobby bits too :)

Gill said...

Your purses are both gorgeous!
Can you recommend an etsy seller of these frames?

Stacey Siddons said...

Those are so cute! I've been holding on to some fabric scraps for little purses, but haven't made the leap to frames yet. Can't wait to see your next ones x

Carin Aschan said...

Those purses are supercute, I love them!

Thimbleanna said...

I've been wanting to make those little coin purses for a long time -- yours are darling!

Christine said...

They are so cute. I really want to make one. And I love a reason to shop on etsy.