I have just got these fantastic vintage style clasp purse frames in stock at Trixie Lixie so I was desperate to make one today for my Monday makes. They start at £3.50.
I used some of the new laminated fabric from Trixie Lixie and some of our red lining fabric. Firstly I attached the fusible interfacing to the back of the main fabric with a hot iron (I used a piece of paper over the fabric as it is not advisable to iron laminated fabric on the right side). Then I attached the base right sides together,
Pin and sew around the top of the purse, then pull the lining through and turn it the right way round through the opening. Sew up the opening in the lining. Now we are ready to attach the sew in clasp. Use strong thread, I used embroidery thread, and back stitch through the holes in the purse frame.
I enjoyed making this so much I made another one using a keyring purse frame. This one is made with another of our new fabrics in the FreeSpirit range.