The blog has been quiet for the past week, but I’ve been busy working on a few projects at once. Here is the first completed one – the “Snap” purse!
I am lucky enough to occasionally be a test sewer for my friend Nikki of Nicole Mallalieu Design, who designs bag patterns. The Snap purse is one of her latest designs and will be out very soon.
I haven’t used a purse frame before, or bag feet, so this was a challenge for me! I think that it has turned out quite well.
The fabric is from the Freshcut range by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit. The purse is fully interfaced, and has a layer of wadding throughout. The base contains template plastic and heavy-weight interfacing. The bag feet were pretty easy to install. The purse frame took me a bit more thought, but I think that it is the sort of thing that you get the knack of with practice. I have another frame just waiting for my next try!
I love the design! Very cute and retro. It’s also a great size – the frame is 300mm wide. Next time I’ll do contrasting straps, base and lining.
Thanks Nikki! Lots of fun, with a cute result! You know that I love your patterns!