- embroidery thread (optional)
Cut out pattern from free downloadable pdf.
Transfer pattern onto the fabric.
Embroider or print or embellish the outer shell any way your like. (Optional)
You can also use interesting printed fabric as your base and skip embellishment.
The tweed above is from recycled trousers. They needed a little something extra.
Do the same with the lining, leaving the top curved part open and the bottom part as well.
I always leave a long thread which can then be used to attach the lining, though you don’t have to.
The bottom opening is used for turning the purse inside out. (You’ll see that step later.)
Place the outer shell right side out into the lining. (with the stitching on the outside).
If you are a beginner I would recommend using a bit of glue to hold the frame in place while you sew it on.
You can also finish the purse at this stage, by permanently attaching the frame with adhesive.
This can be done by placing a line of glue onto the curved edge and gluing the frame in place.
If you prefer sewing, read on.
It takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours if you don’t embroider anything too complicated. The first time might take longer. The sew on frames are available from several etsy sellers and ebay as well. Sadly, there seems to be no American company producing these frames. So I order from ebay and get them in larger quantities as they make a perfect gift for many occasions.
It’s Friday, late summer and the county fair is in town….have a good weekend!