After learning how to make a frame purse at the retreat, I think we've all gone a little frame purse mad. My friends Nikky and Helen have started up a frame purse swap (sorry, its full now), and I'm quite excited to be making for my partner!
This is my mosaic... not sure which way my secret partner will go, but I'm sure it will be fab whatever!
Anyway, I thought I better get some practice in. And its my Sister's birthday this weekend and I couldn't think of anything to get her. I know. Its totally lame. But she has everything already!
Here I have combined my new found love of embroidery, with my long standing love of Anna Maria Horner :o)
The outer rose print is from Innocent Crush, and the inner is a Riley Blake fabric, So Sophie dots.
I put this frame purse together slightly differently to how we were taught. I tried to do it like you would a normal bag, so you sew all the layers together and turn through a hole in the lining. While that does leave you with a slightly un-sightly join in the lining, it makes the exposed corners of the purse much nicer looking, and all the seams are hidden.
This method does obviously use a little more fabric taking into account the seam allowance, so if you're gonna try it, I suggest adding extra SA to the top of the template. I didnt, and this one is okay, but a little tight.