This is my third purse using a metal frame and they’re getting easier. This time, I used a tutorial by Debbie Shore. She sews her bag differently from the one I made recently out of the sewing print fabric, and I prefer her method. However I did tweak it, in that I added seam allowances to the paper pattern before cutting it out. I backed the outer fabric pieces with fusible Thermolam, trimming it so that there was less bulk in the seam allowances.
The thread that I used to sew the frame in place is a Coats Heavy thread and I think this will be much more sturdy than the first one. When I get that first version back from the store, I’ll add more stitching to the handle, because I don’t think the all-purpose polyester thread will hold up to much use.
Did you notice that this fabric has a theme? It’s from the Frozen 2 range. I like the colours in it, and that it’s not overtly Disneyish.
The finished purse is 5.5 inches across at its widest point and 4.5 inches top to bottom. Perfect for the little girl I’ll be sending it to.