Craft desginer Jemima lives in Brighton. Author of a trio of imaginative craft books, she loves to delve into the realm of the quirky make. jemimaschlee.co.uk jemimaschlee.blogspot.co.uk the fabric out and away from the seam. Align the side seam exactly with the bottom seam and press flat so the corner forms a triangle. Sew across 2.5cm (1in) from the point of the corner and trim the seam to 6mm (¼in). 7 Fold the raw top edges of the lining over and tack all the way around.
Assemble purse Turn the purse outer right side out. With the lining still inside out, place it inside the purse outer. Align all the top edges and side seams, and pin or tack in position. Sew the lining to the top edge by hand, with small overstitching.
Attach purse frame 8 Open the purse frame fully. Run a line of fabric glue along the inside of one half, beginning and ending ³/ (1cm) from the hinge at either side. Do the same along one side of the purse opening, beginning and ending ³/ (1cm) from each side seam. Insert the fabric into the frame, lining up the sides evenly before feeding in the centre. Use your fingers or a crochet hook to push the fabric in and make sure that the top of the outer and the lining are both hidden. Leave to dry fully before gluing the other side. This perfectly practical pattern is from the book TakeABallOf String, by Jemima Schlee, published by GMC (RRP £12.99). Visit their website at thegmcgroup.com
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