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This gorgeous vintage style purse frame bag looks sooooo professional! Its got everything; a beautiful 3D shape, loads of room and film star looks!

Pattern notes:

All seam allowances are 0.5cm unless stated. Pattern pieces have 0.5cm seam allowance included. WSO/RSO/WST/RST = wrong/right side out/wrong/right sides together. Right side = front or pattern side of fabric Finished size: 15 1/2in (W) x 10 1/2in (H) x 2 1/4in (D). (39.5cm x 26.5cm x 5.5cm)

What youll need:

1 x Grace Kelly purse frame 1/2 yrd x Fusible woven interfacing 1/2 yrd x Fusible fleece 13in of 2 1/8in wide (33cm x 8mm) elastic 3/4yrd of 44in wide (75cm of 112cm) lining fabric and matching thread 1/2yrd of 44in wide (50cm of 112cm) exterior fabric and matching thread Disappearing fabric marker or chalk

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The Graceful Kelly Bag

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How to make the purseSteps to prepare: 1. Before you begin have a read through theinstructions and follow them in order. 2. The pattern pieces will need to be joined and taped together (to make 2 separate pattern pieces). Join the pattern tops to the bottoms so that the dashed lines are concealed and the grain line arrows are perfectly aligned. Both pattern pieces are halved so you will need the fold the fabrics, interfacing and fleece in half before cutting. Cut the fabric, the interfacing and fleece pieces as instructed on the pattern. 3. Iron the fusible interfacing pieces to the WS WS exterior fabric pieces. Then iron the fusible fleece pieces directly on top of the fusible interfacing on the WS exterior pieces.Top side edge corner

Excess fabric for gathers

Steps to exterior purse: 4. Pin the exterior gusset to a exterior mainbody piece RST. Pin on the gusset side (its easier). Begin by matching the little top side edge corners of the gusset to the little corners (which jut out) on the exterior side edges. Then match the long edge centre of the main body and the gusset before pinning towards the bottom corners. Youll now notice that there is excess gusset fabric at the corners. This is so we can form gathers at the bottom corners. See fig 1. main body RST. Stitch on the gusset side (its easier). As you approach a curved corner lift up your presser foot (with needle in the down position) and reposition the gathers with your fingers as necessary before commencing sewing. Continue to stitch in this stop and start manner for the curved corners. Iron the seams open - this is a bit fiddly as the seam allowance is small, but try your best anyway. :)

Fig 1. Pin (or use sewing clips, as I have done) the gusset piece to the main body. Pin the sides and centre bottom edges before pinning the bottom corners. At the bottom corners evenly distribute the excess gusset fabric around the main body bottom corners, to get yourself some nice-looking gathers. Pin gathers in place.

5. Stitch the exterior gusset to the exterior

Fig 2. Pin and stitch the other main body piece to the gusset in the same way as in Step 4-5. Be sure to pin and stitch on the gusset side as before.

6. Pin and stitch the other exterior main body piece to the exterior gusset. Follow steps 4 - 5 to stitch the other main body piece. See fig 2. Turn the exterior purse RSO.

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Steps to the purse lining:6. Make the elasticated lining pocket. Bring the lining pocket pieces RST. Stitch at the top edge with a 3/8in (1cm) seam. Iron the seam open and flip the layers over to the RS. Make a casing for elastic by topstitching the RS top edge of the pocket 5/8in (1.5cm) from the top edge. Cut off a ..... length of elastic and thread it through the casing. With 3/8in (1cm) of elastic sticking out of both casing ends, stitch the elastic down 3/16in (0.5cm) from the side edges. See Fig 3. 7. Stitch the elasticated pocket to one of the lining pieces. Place the pocket onto one of the RS lining pieces. Neatly match the bottom and side edges of the pocket and lining pattern piece. See Fig 4. Pin and stitch the pieces together all around the side and bottom edges of the pocket with a 1/8in (3mm) seam.Fig 3. To prevent the elastic from escaping back into the casing stitch the elastic into the top side edges as shown.

8. Stitch a divider/dividers into the lining

pocket. Find, mark and stitch the vertical centre of the pocket. See Fig 5. If you prefer, you can stitch 2 dividers, its up to you.

9. Make up the lining purse as in Steps 4 - 5 except you do not need to turn the lining RSO. Iron the lining.

Steps to constructing the purse:10. Fully insert the RSO purse exterior into the WSO lining purse. The right sides of the lining and the exterior should now be touching each other. See fig 6. 11. Neatly match the side top edges of the lining and exterior (in other words the top edges of the gusset) and pin. See fig 7. 12. Stitch the exterior to the lining along the top edge of the gusset only. Repeat for the other side. See fig 8. 13. Gently turn the purse RSO through the gap in the top edge of the purse. Iron the top edge of the gusset on both sides. See fig 9.Fig 5. Stitching through all layers, stitch a divider into the vertical centre of the lining pocket. For extra reinforcement be sure to sew a few securing stitches at the top edge of the pocket. Fig 4. Topstitching the lining purse to the exterior purse will make the layers easier to work with when inserting your purse into the purse frame.

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14. Carefully match all remaining seams and edges of the lining purse to the exterior purse and pin and stitch together with a 1/8in (3mm) seam. Stitch along the sides and top edge. Do not stitch along the top edges of the gusset. See fig 10. Repeat for the other side of the purse.

Steps to gluing the purse:15.Working with one side of the purse at a time we are now going to glue the purse to the frame. Have tissue handy just in case. Apply glue to the channel of one of the side of the purse frame. Start at one hinge and work your way to the other hinge. Be quite generous with the glue (but not enough to create an ooze scenario!) or the purse will not bond to the frame. See fig 11 16. Now immediately apply glue to the sides and top edge of one side of the purse. See fig 12. If you are a bit nervous you can protect the purse fabric that will not be inserted into the purse frame with masking tape. Leave the glue to dry (& go tacky) for 6-8 mins on both the frame and the purse. At this point, I actually go away and make myself a cuppa (milk & 1 sugar for me please). 17. When the glue is almost touch dry (tacky) on both the purse and the frame; insert the purse into the frame. a. Start by inserting the sides of the purse into the frame (hinge end first). Ensure the hinge (side seam) on the purse is aligned with the hinge on the frame then work your way up to the centre top. Use a pointed tool (such as small scissors) to firmly poke and stuff the fabric evenly right into the frame. See fig 13 & 15.Fig 7. Carefully match the top edges of the gusset on both sides of the purse. To reduce bulk at the side seams be sure to open the side seams of the gusset before matching. Pin/clip in place.

Fig 6. Insert the RSO exterior in the WSO lining as shown.

b. After you have inserted the sides of

the purse into the frame, start inserting the top edge of the purse into the frame. Use the pointy tool to slide the purse fabric towards the centre top of the frame so the fabric forms soft pleats/gathers. Turn the purse over to check the exterior side is also inserted evenly into the frame. See fig 14. S

Fig 8. Stitch along the top edge of he gusset from one side seam to the other. Be sure to sew securing stitches at both ends.

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c. Look at the front of your purse and check that gathers look even and all looks centered and neat. Ensure the purse frame hinge is tucked into the top edges of the gusset. See fig 15. Adjust/correct as necessary before the glue dries. d. Leave to dry for 15mins before tackling the other side of the frame and purse in the same way. e. Cut the cord into 2 equal lengths. Take one of the lengths and using a pointy tool, stuff the cord firmly into the channel of the purse frame on the lining side. Repeat with the other side of the purse and other piece of cord See fig 16. f. Let everything dry for about 30 mins and then pick off any stray glue from the frame. Ta dah! Grab your film star scarf and glasses and out the door we go!Fig 9. There! Nicely concealed seams on the gusset top edge. Iron the gusset top edge on both sides.

Fig 10. Topstitching the lining purse to the exterior purse will make the layers easier to work with when inserting your purse into the purse frame.

Fig 11. liberally apply glue to the channel of one

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Fig 12. liberally apply glue to one side of the purse. Apply the glue to the very top of the seams.

Fig 15. Tuck the purse frame hinge down into the purse so the fabric gusset top edges (prettily) sticks out a little.

Fig 13. use a pointy tool to stuff the purse fabric right into the channel of the frame. Be firm, and stuff the fabric right up inside the purse frame channel.

Fig 16. Stuffing cord into the channel of the purse will further strengthen the bond between purse and frame.

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