Knit Today Magazine - - First Aid Purse -

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. jemi­ jemi­ 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 thegm­c­

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