Day 4 of my self-imposed challenge to do something new/creative each morning.
I recently lost another change purse, that makes two in less than a year. So I decided to work on another change purse for myself but with a different design.
Several years ago I purchased this purse frame at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, so it seemed the right time to give it a whirl.
I did a little bit of research to see what purses made this way should look like and thought that Bag’n-telle has some good instructions.
So my plunge down the rabbit hole started with material selection. My first thought was felt, of course, then I explored suiting, then leather and even briefly considered some of the linen or cotton fabric I recently scored at Zero Landfill Chicago.
So to make a long story short…
— I didn’t consult the instructions that I found
— I didn’t measure very accurately
— I didn’t measure and line up the leather I appliqued on top of the felt.
So after partially sewing in the frame I could see that it wasn’t going to fit.
I don’t usually give up (I did rip out my sewing three times) but do feel like I am headfirst down the rabbit hole and no bottom in sight! If I decide to keep plunging down this rabbit hole, I’ll let you know tomorrow.
Not needing another UFO, I used a magnetic snap to create an envelope top (so the change won’t fall out). Not so bad. I hope all the handmade things I lose find someone to love them!