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Shell Purse Kit

This easy-to-make purse frame purse looks super-sweet in printed cotton fabrics or in silk its the perfect purse for a wedding or that special occasion! It can be super-girly or elegant.  Plain and simple or with pleated or gathered drape detail.

The frame is stiched on with seed beads, which you can match to any colour fabric you choose.

Difficulty: Intermediate sewing skills


More details

Pattern, Instruction booklet,
100mm curved purse frame, 

Seed beads to match the frame or your fabric
Polyester thread to match fabric/beads
 20cm x 50cm fabric for the purse body PLUS 20cm x 50cm fabric for lining
40cm x 60cm fabric for draped overlay (if using)

If using cotton fabric

20cm x 50cm Medium Heavy interfacing

20cm x 50cm Fusible Wadding

If using Silk/Synthetic fabric

20cm x 50cm fusible wadding

20cm x50cm Vilene S320 (or other low temp adhesive, stiff interfacing)


For the (optional) strap/handle: 30cm (8mm)polyester boning or (5-6mm) piping cord
1 x small swivel hook (if making a detachable strap)
HANDY TOOLS:  Tailors awl, fabric marker, 6mm bias tape maker, 25mm bias tape maker, pinking shears.