“Saving the best for last” … I made this purse especially for my mommy from fabric scraps saved.
The green piece of fabric scrap came from a ‘custom-order’ cushions cover I ordered from a home furnishing shop, yes…I asked for all scraps to be returned to me. This material is actually a soft furnishing fabric; the type that can be use for curtains or cushion covers, the inner lining which is batik material is leftover from my other sewing projects.
To achieve ‘form’ or shape to the purse I used fusible lining to the green fabric and darts at the bottom of the purse design.
I’ve attached a yellow ribbon to the bell as a finishing touch.
The size of the purse is about 14cm (Length) x 8.5cm (Height) x 6cm (Base). The purse handle is a ‘sew-in’ type.
There are many resources on the internet offering purse making supplies, pattern and instructions so take your time to vet through them for ideas. I work ‘backwards’ as I have my fabric scrap then my purse handle and I draw my pattern freehand.
As I am not very good with words I try best to provide photos for my work-in-progress. The few main pointers to remember or note is use fusible lining and add darts to your purse design, use iron to press the seams. A bit of practice and patience, do not start on your beloved piece of fabric if it is your first attempt at sewing a purse, try with very cheap fabric to be safe.
Tip: Never pin your fabric overnight then machine them in the next day or days after as it will leave tiny holes on the fabric.