This week has been purse making week. I have had a lovely time designing and making these pretty things and found them to be much easier than I expected to make. I was helped massively by one particular blog post Purse Frames De-mystified by the fabulous Lisa Lam who is the Oracle on all things bag and purse related.
This first set of purses are all in some way fashion related (this was totally unintended, they just turned out that way). They are made with silver 125mm purse frames with either a cotton or calico cotton background. The images are applique pieces, enhanced with free motion embroidery.
Each purse has a different design on the front and back and most are linked in some way. The design above 'Going Out' has a clutch bag design on the back.
All of the purses are lined with a complementary cotton fabric, usually featured on the outside in some way, so creating a linking theme.
I have already had interest in a couple of the purses, so I think it is time to start designing more.............. I think the next lot will be a smaller purse frame and possibly in a rounder shape.
Watch this space!