Asanoha Purse

 

I’ve always loved this particular Japanese print, and when I saw this version in stefaniexu’s  Etsy shop I decided I needed to get some. I found some lovely purse frames at the Knitting and Stitch show and thought it would be worth having a go (of course, it was the day before an exam) . I used this tutorial on U-Handbag.

I think the purse could have been less wide and next time I would use heavy weight interfacing rather than fusible fleece, as the corners were difficult to push into the frame. Otherwise, I love the fabric combination and it’s a great size for coins, safety pins etc.  The teapot charm (actually a button) is from The Button Company (as is the frame).

 

All in all, a satisfying, quick project. The purse frame was so much easier to use than expected – I think I prefer it to battling with zips!