Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Making purses and a giveaway!

Hello everyone! How are you doing? I made a purse today - it was so much fun (although it took far too long courtesey of optician appointments, prepping for a Little Persons party on Saturday and parent-teacher catch-ups, but more on that another time!!!)

The lovely people at Trixie Lixie very kindly sent me a clasp purse kit to try out - it includes everything needed to make a purse (aside from your thread) and the kit I received included a yummy piece of AMH Field Study laminate. Result!

There are only a few pieces to cut out and the instructions are easy enough to follow. I did a couple of things differently mostly due to the laminate fabric: no pins were used in the making of this purse (!) as I didn't want to mark the fabric and I increased the length of the stitches when sewing the laminate sections together so as to not perforate the fabric too much. I also zig-zagged around the lining and used fray-stop on the gap to stabilise the edges as the lining fabric had a tendancy to fray and I didn't want to be losing any coins through a hole!!!!

A bit of embroidery floss to sew the purse into the frame and I was all done. Now, this is the first time I've used a sew-in clasp and it was a bit of a faff to start with - the hardest thing was trying to get the needle through the hole from the reverse side!!!! I found that having a finger directly behind the hole helped me to guide the needle but if you have any other tips for me I'd love to hear them! It's a lovely little project, only taking an hour or two all told. It's a really good sized purse, big enough that I'm wondering if it would be an ideal little travel pouch for my sewing notions......I reckon I could easily fit a small pair of scissors and a reel or two of thread in there......!!!!!


So, if you would like to try out a kit for yourself - and with Mother's Day in mind - Trixie Lixie are offering a 15% discount on any of their purse clasp or scarf kits using the code MUMSUNDAY30 (valid until the 4th April).

There is also a purse kit giveaway! One lucky person will be chosen by Mr Random Number Generator on Wednesday 26th March - all you need to do is to have a look around the Trixie Lixie website and leave a comment letting me know what you would like to be given as a present - there's lots to chose from with fabrics, patterns and kits!

S x

Todays sky ● mixed but there was definitely lots of blue skies and sun. Yay!!!!

DISCLAIMER: Trixie Lixie sent me a purse kit to try out. All views and opinions are my own.

11 comments:

Aoife said...

Sonia, this was perfect timing! It's my sister's birthday on Friday and she got a sewing machine for Christmas. I don't think she's broken it out yet, so I sent her a purse kit and some thread, scissors, and pins to get her started! She lives in the UK - so thank you very much for getting me all connected!

SewLittleToSay said...

What a great looking purse and what a fantastic range of items on the Trixie Lixie website. I'd be happy to receive any of the candy charm packs as a present.

Kay said...

This is fun, thanks for the extra tips on how to put it together too. I have a look through the website and would love one of the scarf sets as a gift. I wasn't aware of this shop on the internet so it was great to find it.

MamaFlutterby said...

What a lovely purse and thanks for loosing me a good half hour browsing the Trixie Lixie website lol. I quite fancy one of those sewing tape USB sticks just for putting my embroidery files on.

Pippa Parsons said...

I'd like the purse kit, am tempted to hint lots to dh for mothers day although I've already got the clasps, just need a decent pattern for them lol

pennydog said...

I'd like someone to get me the Red Velvet Cake pattern and also enough of the bird jersey knit to make it up, like the one I saw on the Trixie Lixie blog!

Gill said...

Your purse is great Sonia!
I'd love the purse kit or the knicker kit!

Laura West said...

The purse is really wonderful!
I really like the Knicker kits, it's definitely something different and would be fun!

madscouser said...

Ooo what a fab purse!
I'd love to be given the Cake Patterns Red Velvet dress pattern as I love wearing & sewing with jersey and reckon that dress would look fab on me! http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/cake-sewing-patterns-red-velvet-knit-dress-1421-p.asp

Debbie said...

I like the Clasp Purse Kit-Bird and the Bees.

R Cretney said...

What great wee kits! I love the felix and marmaduke kits!

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