Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Custom Purses

After playing around with some purse frames that I bought a while back , I am in awe of those people that make purses for a living!

A bit fiddly, but I managed to get them working.

A credit card sized pocket in the middle. The next ones might have a zip attached to them!

The mustard material is called Hummingbird, Michael Miller, and was bought from GJ's in East Brunswick.

Along with the tool that Dad made for me a while back, we managed to secure the frame to the purse with some special Nicole glue and clamp it shut with minimal casualties.

Japanese print picked up at the Quilt Fair

I made the pattern myself tracing the outside of the frame and then adding 5mm to the size. The bottom bit was using a traditional bag base method. It took me a few calico trials, but I managed to get the shape that I wanted.

These purses are off to Berlin to be enjoyed!


Penelope said...

Purse lust! Will you be making these for your Etsy shop or is it too much work? They'd be gorgeous in Japanese indigo fabric.

Finki said...

love the new purses M, that Michael miller fabric is gorgeous, especially the brown bird. Love them.

Jennie said...

Very cute, love the credit card pouch.

Anonymous said...

They are just beautiful.

Thea said...

The bird purses look fantastic!

Nikki said...

Yep - those purse patterns take a bit of tweaking. Looks like you've done a great job!

PS. They get easier and quicker the more you do. :)

Clair said...

Phew, I'm somewhat in awe of you now, I've had some purse frames for ages but being a cowardy custard I just keep looking at them.