If your frame is a different size you can adjust the template to suit your frame.
The template is very simple to draw. Let’s go.
- Decide how high you want your purse to be.
- Then place the frame over a piece of paper and draw around the top of the frame.
- Then draw down the sides to your desired height to form a rectangle.
- Add 1/2″ to the height as the boxing of the purse will take about 1/2″ off the height.
- Trace the bottom line. You will have a rectangle.
- Now just add a 1″ gusset to each side and trace a line.
That’s it! You’re done!
If you need more details you can use the instructions for Paillette evening bag which is the tutorial I followed to make my coin purse.
- one 3 1/2″ rectangle purse frame
- fabric scraps for the lining and the outside
- fusible interfacing
- Download Pink and brown coin purse template (pdf), print and cut out.
Now place the frame over the template.
Draw a line on each side to mark the hinge of the frame as per picture.
Now fold your fabric and draw the pattern on the fabric. Pin.
Cut around the pattern.
Make a 2″ mark on the bottom edge. This will be open when the lining is stitched so that the purse can be turned inside out.
Make a mark on each side for the purse hinge as per picture.
The outside is one single piece.
Place the pattern on the fabric fold as per picture.
Cut around top and sides of the template.
Make a mark on each side for the purse hinge.
Cut a piece of fusible interfacing slightly smaller than the exterior and iron it to the wrong side of the fabric.
Take a piece of ribbon and pin through it at large intervals to make a gathering.
Pull and make a flower with it.
Make a small stitch where the edges meet.
Cut a piece of ribbon and stitch it to the outside just below the hinge mark.
Stitch along the mark.
The lining and exterior bags are done.
Place the outside piece inside the lining as per picture.
Pin well all around the top opening.
Stitch at 1/8″ from the edge.
Turn the bag inside out through the lining opening.
Pin along the opening in the lining and stitch.
Attach the flower.
Add the buttons.
Stitch the frame to the purse with some matching stranded cotton.
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