HEXAGON PURSE - this photo shows the hexagon
panels appliquéd to the background fabric.
BACK OF PURSE PANELS - this picture shows the back of the
panels - before ironing on the pellon or batting
TAKING SHAPE - The purse with lining, ready to be attached to the frame.
Align the centre of the purse with the centre of the frame and baste-stitch
through the 3 centre holes to hold the frame in place. Now you are ready to
push the fabric into the frame slot and start back stitching.
Do the same for the other side of the frame and remove your basting stitches
once the frame is sewn to the base.
PURSE STRAP - make a strap using 2 small "swivel lobster clasps"
(available from bead shops). Cut a length of braid double the desired
length of the strap and a single length of rik-rak. Thread the 2 clasps
onto the braid and bring the 2 ends together into the centre and pin.
Now sandwich the rik-rak between the braid layers and baste in place.
Machine stitch close to the edges on both sides of the braid and across
the ends near the clasps. Whip-stitch 2 hexagons (with papers) together
on either side of the strap to hide the centre join.
PURSE STRAPS - made from braid, rik-rak and swivel lobster clasps