- Scraps of fabric (size depends on how big the purse will be)
Scrap paper for the paper templates
Batting 2oz for a 24cm long bag
- Inner fabric as above
- Thread (sewing and quilting thread)
- A zip
Here's part 1
First draw a circle as big as you want to clutch to be. Mine was drawn with a compass set to 12 cm.
Cut the circle out. To make the fronds you need to divide the circle into 16 equal segments. Do this by folding the circle eight times, mark the folds with a ruler and pen. Set a compass at 4 cm and draw this smaller circle in the centre of larger circle. Cut the large circle in half. Then cut out the semi-circles and then cut the 16 segments out - picture below.
When you have cut out the fabric pieces, use a contrasting thread to tack the sides over the paper in biggish stitches. After, you can remove the pins.
Use the pieces to decide on your combination then take the two first put them right side to rights side, with the paper and fold seaming showing outward and whipstitch together. Continue until you have two semi-circles.
Part 2 will come when I do it myself - either tomorrow or day after!