Now I must say that the instructions are very sparse and uses words I do not even understand. I am a quilter, not a sewer, so reading about darts was like reading another language...had a look on the internet and got the general idea but still could not understand what they wanted me to do.
So we went to the shop where my daughter bought this pattern for some enlightenment. Turns out I was looking at this pattern the wrong way around (haha...too funny!) and the darts actually go on the side. The woman had a sample at the shop to look at which was helpful.
This is the fabric that I used...beautiful Japanese fabric that I have had in my stash for several years.
Well, here we go
|Darts on the side...so far, so good|
|fabric and lining ready to be put together|
|lining and fabric right side together|
From there I only had to sew this together, turn out, and attach the hardware, i.e. the purse frame. Up to this point this was very quick and I was thinking that this would be finished in no time at all. WRONG! Getting the purse frame on was very fiddly and took me the whole evening. Not sure whether I did something wrong but I seemed to have too much fabric to squeeze into that frame and it went something like...managed to squeeze one side in and sort of secure it, then did the other side, by which the first side had fallen out again. In the end I basted sections of it to at least get a start. Lots of patience needed for this one.
However, it got done. I attached the frame with Pearl Cotton. Not sure whether this will hold, but it looks alright.
Here is the end product. Looks somewhat different from the picture on the pattern. They had that nice pleat in there just in the middle. I also did a pleat, however you cannot see it because I had obviously more excess fabric to fit in. Never mind, looks good like this also, I think.
This would make a nice little present.
|The completed Coin Purse|
|The frame is really nice with some tiny flowers stenciled into the metal|
|Finished size approx. 4in x 2 3/4in|
Have been looking around the Internet for some smallish things to make. Really feel in the mood for that...found this excellent little tutorial for a boxy bag over at Kelbysews via the Fabric Mutt. Might just have to try that.
Linking up to Connie's over at Freemotion by the River
Also participating in this week's Creative Goodness Linky Party over at QuiltShopGal