Sunday, July 29, 2012

DESIGN.....Finishing Large Coin Purse

Last week, I talked about my design process for creating a large coin purse.  You can read the post here.  I finished the purse and am using it.  Here is what I did....

I drew my flower design on plain white fabric and painted it.

 I also want to add some depth to the base of the purse, so I used a circle template with a dry brush and layered circles on the front and back pieces.
 I decided to quilt the front and back with a simple linear pattern; I marked the pattern on the fabric with  chalk.
Finally came the assembly.  This is the first time that I made a purse with a purse frame; there is definitely a knack to it and can be cumbersome.

 Here is everything fits into it!

Though it was a bit tough getting the purse into the frame- I would do it again in a minute!