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little birdy clip purse

Added Apr 25, 2011

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...






I bought this lovely Ink & Spindle fabric to re-cover my lampshade and had plenty to spare! I thought it would work perfectly for this sweet little clip purse. I might give it to my mum for Mother’s day.

Ink & Spindle is a unique collection of eco-friendly fabrics by talented Australian textile designers Lara Cameron, Bianca van Meeuwen and Tegan Rose. Check it out at Ink & Spindle

The pattern is from Australian fabric retailer SPOTLIGHT (see link below.)

Material Notes

Ink & Spindle Birch Forest Olive fabric: Eco-friendly blend of 55% hemp / 45% certified organic cotton.
Paisley quilting fabric (lining).
100mm purse frame, embossed black.
Firm fusible interfacing.
Lightweight fusible pellon.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Vintage
Cotton, Blends


Spotlight Pattern "Vintage metal frame purse"

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    Apr 27, 2011, 12.17 AMby nhi Nguyen

    are you by any chance selling this??

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      Apr 29, 2011, 03.22 PMby cynthia-1

      umm… wasn’t planning to. Are you interested in purchasing?

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      May 2, 2011, 11.11 PMby nhi Nguyen

      yeah i am

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      May 3, 2011, 12.21 PMby cynthia-1

      Hi Nhi,
      I have written to you on your wall

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    Apr 25, 2011, 04.50 PMby aluckmann

    I love this. Great job.

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    Apr 25, 2011, 11.25 AMby japconst

    Very cute – love the fabric! Was it difficult to affix the purse frame to the fabric? I’ve never made a purse using this kind of purse frame before and often wondered how one would put it onto the fabric.

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      Apr 26, 2011, 07.35 AMby cynthia-1

      Hi there,
      I followed the instructions “…. Apply glue to the channel on one side of the frame, the starting at the sides insert purse into frame then insert top edge, checking that lining is also inserted evenly.
      Use small screwdriver to help push fabric into frame. Let glue set before inserting the other side….”
      It was tricky but got there in the end. It’s also easier if the fabric/lining edge is exactly the same shape/size as the purse frame.
      Good luck!

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