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Project

Fionnghal Slouch Handbag and Coin Purse

Project Description

What are you most proud of? As always I feel very proud when the person the handbag is for absolutely loves it! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Initially I didn't add any interfacing to this bag but I then opened it up and added a thick interfacing to the band at the top and an extra piece of fabric (like a canvas) to make that part of the bag firmer and I then added an additional layer of lining fabric (similar to the fabric Brett used) to give it more structure. The pleats were hard to get right at first when I was trying to make them all exactly the same but then I did them by freehand and it worked out brilliantly.

What you will need

  • Harris Tweed for the exterior and a cotton and polyester mix for the lining

Q&A with TweedyBits

Glozzie asked:
Cool. Looks quite professional.
TweedyBits answered:
thank you

Skill Level

Intermediate