Back in October, I won a giveaway from my friend Kat at http://flutterkat.com, and won a lovely metal purse frame with sweet green knobs, a fat quarter of fabric to go along with it and the pattern for a bag. Not wanting to rush into anything, I had to let my prize marinate for a while. Then, when shifting a pile of, er, stuff, I came across some fabric that I had purchased quite some time ago, and suddenly I just knew that I needed to use my new frame to make this purse!
I used Kat's terrific tutorial to make the purse, with one small change.
Since I didn't have any fusible fleece, I decided to use some cotton batting, and did a little hand quilting to hold it in place. I only quilted through one layer of fabric & the batting, so it doesn't show on the inside lining of the bag.
I used E6000 glue to attach the frame & it worked like a charm, as well as being easy to rub off the the outside of the frame when I got a bit carried away.
Here it is with one side of the frame attached.
|There's a peek of the fabric Kat sent, that I used as the lining.|
I really like the way it turned out.
I can heartily recommend Kat's tutorial too! Trust me, if I can follow it & get a good result, you can too.
(I gave the bag to my great-niece for her 15th birthday - that's why I managed to get it all the way done!)
Here's my other NewFO: The beginnings of a queen-sized braid quilt, using Eleanor Burns "Braid in a Day" pattern.
This will be for my sister & brother-in-law.
I'm a bit further along with it now...but that was done in December, so this is all you can see for now!
Check out more NewFOs at Cat Patches!