My favourite fabrics, at the moment, are
Maybe it's because they're not my usual colours.
A few weeks ago I made myself a project pouch with a clear vinyl front. I love being able to see what's inside. At the time I thought about adding a few felt flowers but held off as I needed a super quick finish.
However the idea of combining the fabrics and simple felt flowers together into a project stayed with me.
It was only when I restocked the spring strips did the idea for a new purse occur to me. It's such a great feeling when the idea, head and heart are all in synch; the making feels effortless.
I used a combination of DMC Stranded Embroidery Thread and Aurifil 12wt Cotton Mako Threads.
It was a delight to make and while I was thinking of using it to hold a few sewing things it's just the right size for a little tube of hand cream and bottle of hand sanitizer, a happy bonus!
It would make a lovely gift.
The Spring Purse pattern is $10
The Spring Purse Kit is $25
The kit includes the pattern, spring strip (1.5cm x 12cm), fabrics, felts, iron-on-pellon and interfacing. Threads not included.