SEW Hip! Balloon Ride Purse

SEW Hip! Balloon Ride (issue 5) is my penultimate SEW Hip project and it is done…

 

I mentioned last week…

that the challenge in this project was not in the making of the purse

but in creating the purse template.

 

 

I was half right.

 

 

SEW Hip! Balloon Ride Purse

 

 

I think I also mentioned last week that I am averse to reading instructions.

 

I was totally right.

 

 

 

SEW Hip! Balloon Ride Purse

 

 

 I didn't read a single instruction for the SEW Hip! Balloon Ride Purse…

 

which is why I was only half right

about where the challenge in this project lay.

 

 

 

SEW Hip! Balloon Ride Purse

 

 

As you can probably guess…


I decided that I would make my purse template by following the diagrams only.

A great idea perhaps if you have made a template before.

 

 

 

 

SEW Hip! Balloon Ride Purse

 

Before you think it was a massive train wreck

it wasn't…


I just miscalculated the top section of

the purse (where it sits under purse frame)

AND

only by a few millimeters!

 

 

 

SEW Hip! Balloon Ride Purse

 

 

After a bit of stretching, addition of 'Divine Twine' and some ingenious glueing…

 

I managed to get the purse frame on

(minus huge gap on one side).

 


See!

  SEW Hip! Balloon Ride Purse

 

I made my very own SEW Hip! Balloon Ride

template thingy & purse.

 

Easy Peasy!!!

 

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4 Comments on SEW Hip! Balloon Ride…Completed!

  1. I’ve never ever made a template for my purses … when I’m following a pattern I sometimes have those issues too (says a lot about the accuracy of my sewing, but I’m choosing to ignore that!). Love your end result!

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