After a week of seeing what others have created in this priceless blog hop it’s my turn to share some of my handiwork. First a big thanks to Mdm Samm for the great pattern and instructions and Katherine for organising the blog hop.
Over the last six months I’ve made a number of frame purses;
I’ve also been teaching others how to make these in workshops at Arrietty.
All these purses have been made using the frames where the fabric is glued in rather than sewn in so I was keen to join in this blog hop and try out the sew-in frame.
I found the pattern straight forward to work with, the instructions were clear and the photographs really helpful.
The first one using Jay McCarroll fabrics turned out just fine:
I bought my frames from 3D Pattern Paper, the shop is based in China and I was a little bit concerned about how long delivery might take to the UK but was amazed when it took just 7 days for my parcel to arrive! They have a wide selection of frames in store and the prices are great.
I used a iron on cotton interfacing which has no brand name but I buy it from my local fabric store and it has a great feel and is easy to work with. It has a fleecy feel to it and so is thicker than normal iron on interfacing.
The next one I made involved upcycling some old jeans and using some scraps left over from a scrap quilt:
The back has a different strip of scraps:
I found sewing the purse into the frame wasn’t too awkward (although I did manage to break a needle), the instructions were useful for this otherwise I’m not sure where I would have started. I used threads from my collection, most of it is from the car boot sale or the charity shop so I don’t really know what it is. A couple of times the thread did break but I was able to fix it and not have to start again.
This purse is a bit special, made using some of my favourite fabrics, last week it was one of the winners of the ‘Your Andover’ contest.
Last but by no means least I whizzed this one up on Saturday evening, I needed a bit of sewing time after my daughters 8th birthday party. So while my children were engrossed in watching ‘The Railway Children’ I pulled out my bag of Sew Cherry scraps left from a Siblings Together quilt:
So what to do with all these purses? Do you fancy one? I’m giving one away (but not the orange duck one) – if you’re lucky it might even contain some of that shiny chocolate money!
Just leave a comment below letting me know which one you would like (Jay McCarroll, upcycled denim or Sew Cherry) to be in with a chance to win.
For an extra entry you can sign up for email subscription (top right). Leave an additional comment if you choose to do so. Giveaway will close at 9pm (UK time) next Sunday (18th November) I’ll use random number generator to select a winner – please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you win.
If you want to purchase the pattern you can find it for sale in Mdm Samms Craftsy store.
So go on hop along and see what these other priceless people have made, you might even find another giveaway:
And check out the Pinterest board here to see all the purses made during this blog hop. Thanks for stopping by.