With the craft fair taking over this week (see my last post for some photos!), I allowed today to be a day of sewing and relaxation, admittedly it was to make more products for the next craft fair! After making the snap coin purses, I have fallen in love with using the metal hardware to give more of a substantial bag or purse. I had bought some different purse frames from u-handbag so today was the day to try them out!
Lisa is so good as she gives so many free tutorials, I downloaded the instructions on using a medium purse frame and I was ready to go. After reading it through, the design was the same as the snap purses, so I felt quite confident in the sewing part. Next came the gluing of the fabric to the frame. Now anyone that knows me might say I can be quite messy (when painting I manage to get more on me than the walls!) so the prospect of putting glue near my lovely fabric was filling me with fear. I made sure I had a break, cup of tea and a bit of cake and I set to!
I think the best bit is that you apply the glue then leave to dry for 5 minutes before poking the fabric into the frame. It therefore meant the glue was more tacky and less likely to go everywhere! I am so pleased with the end result, not bad for a first attempt!
I am now addicted to using these frames and can’t wait to make more purses! I now just have the same dilemma as the snap purses of deciding what price to charge for them!
I have also made another kindle and iPad cover, this time for my mum. I choose some really pretty, girly fabric from Seamstar, called Believe by Joan Hallmark. I know she’ll love them!
Speaking of pretty fabric, I was just wondering what designs everyone else likes? Is there a particular designer you like? Do you like the more quirky and unusual stuff like me or do you prefer more traditional designs?
I’m now going to pop over to handmade Monday and see what everyone else has been making!