A long time ago, I bought a purse frame, some glue and the U-Handbag Easy Peasy Purse pattern. They have sat in my stash, mainly because of tales of people’s disasters with the glue which put me off. However, knowing I was going to be attempting the Pleated Purse-Frame Purse, I thought I’d attempt the Easy Peasy Purse. It’s Easy Peasy – what could go wrong?
As it turns out – nothing!
I was so pleased with how this turned out. The instructions were simple to follow, the glue didn’t get everywhere, and my purse looks great. My chief weapon was an old metal nail file which was perfect for stuffing the fabric into the frame.
With this success behind me, and having read the lovely comments from some of my twitter followers, I got straight into cutting out the fabric for my Pleated Purse-Frame Purse.
This was as easy as the the Easy Peasy Purse. The only problem I had was stuffing the frame with the cord around the pleats. A bit of brute force with the nail file and it was done.
I think I prefer the shape of the Easy Peasy Purse and will definitely have a play around with more purse frames, especially as there are so many varieties to try!
Not sure what bag 3 will be as Guide camp is just round the corner. It’ll be something great I’m sure!