Russian doll Lara
Assembling the purse
Here you will find the explanations necessary to make a purse with the Lara doll.
I used the explanations offered in Yumiko Higuchi’s book to achieve this work in the best manner
Simply Stitched with Embroidery: Create Artful Motifs for Purses and More
This is a real gold mine and the explanations provided in this manual allow you to make purse assembling of all shapes in the simplest way. I will try to pass it on to you.
To carry out this assembly you will need:
– a clasp
– a piece of fabric to line the inside of the purse
– small sewing material, the assembly can be done without a sewing machine
– textile glue and possibly a stabilizer to strengthen the purse fabric
– small drawing material to prepare the stencil
I used this iron-on material to reinforce my fabric. It is easy to purchase it in the trade and is often used in quilting.
Here is the procedure to follow to prepare a template for the measurements of your work
Remove the clasp and trace the outline of the purse in line with the pattern. Mark with a small line the limits of the clasp.
Sewing and assembly
Here is how to prepare the 2 sides of the purse and mount them in the clasp
Using the iron, glue both templates on the back of the embroidered parts, ensuring its placement. Then place these pieces on the lining fabric (right sides together) and sew the bottom of the purse, following the templates from one edge to the other (according to the pencil marks) of the clasp.