Monkey Frame Clutch Purse – Tutorial
Monkey Frame Clutch Purse
Pattern: Download here.
1. Exterior fabric for A pattern, 2 pcs.
2. Exterior fabric for B pattern, 2 pcs.
3. Inter-lining fabric for A & B pattern, 2 pcs.each
4. Poly-sponge for A & B pattern, 2 pcs each
5. Iron-on interfacing for A & B pattern, 2 pcs. each
6. 8.5cm wide frame clutch (口金), 1 pc.
Finished product Dimension: Approx. 10.5cm W x 9.5cm H x 6.5cm D
Download and print pattern. Cut out the fabrics as per pattern shown above.
Iron on the interfacing by sandwiching the poly-sponge in between for pattern A & B respectively.Sew on Chi-Chai Monchan felt onto the right side of exterior fabric A (click here for the tutorial of making the Chi-Chai Monchan Felting). Embroider “Chi-Chai Monchan ♥ Bananas” onto another piece of fabric A.Tack stitching pink colour thread onto fabric B with about 2mm spacing for each stitch and 10mm width apart for each line.
Prepare the slip pocket. I sew on my label onto it
Sew the slip pocket onto the inter-lining as shown.
Join fabric A & B by back-stitch A-B-A-B as shown, then complete it by stitching it to A again. Be careful on the bottom tip, just sew until the tip end, please don’t go beyond that point.
This is the picture of how the bottom is supposed to look like before completing the joining.
Clip curve near to the stitching line (please don’t cut the stitches) at the space of 1 cm as shown. This is necessary to have a nice curvature at the corner of the purse.
The wrong side should look like picture shown below.
Flip it over and it should look like this.
Repeat the above steps to the inter-lining.
Iron the joint seams.
Again, the bottom of the 4-piece-joint should look like this.
Now, we have finished both interior and exterior pieces.
Turn the inter-lining (2) to the wrong side.
Insert (1) into (2).
Sew the upper portion by back-stitch.
Reserve half of the border un-stitch. We are going to use this un-stitch portion to gain access to turn the purse inside-out.
Pull out the exterior face from the un-stitch gap.
Smooth out the inter-lining into the purse.Stitch up the un-stitch portion to close the gap.
Tack-stitch the peripheral and get ready for the sewing the frame onto it.
Mark the center line by water-erasable pen.
Stitch the frame with back-stitch, begin from the center line. I used 4 strands of nylon thread to reduce the chances of thread breakage.