Sunday, July 07, 2013

The gardener's purse

For my sister's birthday I made a purse. I bought a bunch of these snap frames with big chunky balls on top a while back as I think they are rather sweet, giving the purses a kind of Minnie Mouse look. They were slightly bigger than the pattern I had and the curve was different, so I have been doing a bit of experimenting and I think I have come up with proportions that I like now. It seems that there are a lot of different frames out there, so it isn't easy to find a ready made pattern that will fit. Drawing the outside shape of the frame, adding seam allowance and combining this with my pattern made it all work, though. At least it all came together a lot easier than the previous one.
My sis is a keen gardener, so what better than using Sweetwater Sunkissed with words like "plant" and "grow" inside. Money for buying new plants and seeds can be stowed away here - or the seeds themselves, even. Or whatever she likes... I use the one I made for myself for my phone charger and earplugs, so who am I to say...
At least now I have a master pattern so I can go on and make more purses - they are quite addictive, you know!

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