We have done the first part of the African Flower Purse, now, let’s come to the 2nd part – the sewing of the “insert” or lining and handles for the purse.
The “insert” or the lining is essential to make the crochet purse more stable and won’t sag when you put your heavy belonging into it, coin purse and mobile phone for example. With it, the African Flower will maintain it’s beautiful shape of hexagons. Indeed, this tutorial is about a complete sewn up purse with lining, and all you have to do is insert it to the crochet flowers purse(as shown in part 1) and stitch it up. In other words, you can take this part as an individual purse sewing tutorial, just change the plain fabric to something you like.
It seems like it took ages for me to prepare these 2 tutorials, which involved a Hong Kong trip, stay at home taking care of my 2 sick kids full time (though I managed to slip into my craft room to get it done bit by bit when there is an opportunity) and a hospital admission (not me but my daughter) in between the processes. What a relief… that things have settled down and I back in action finally… I promised, more crafts to come on the way… While I am writing this tutorial, my craft room table is now being covered by SOCKS…. guess what is coming up next!!!