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My Makes: The Zipped Purse

I have made many a zipped purse in different shapes and sizes, in fact there is a great tutorial for one in The Sewists if you fancy giving it a whirl.

Josephine Perry Zipped Purse

This is one of my favourites, it is made from a vintage fabric I spotted at the Country Living Fair from Calon Company a couple of years ago. The Calon stand is actually one of the best at the show and I always find something great to add to my stash.

I am very fond of the bright orange zip and the print never bores me. When I was working out sizes I made it long enough to accommodate a hairbrush in case of emergency preening. It’s great how versatile these purses are, plus they make a lovely handmade gift that you can personalise to your heart’s content.


Fantastic Finds: The Second-Hand Frock

Frock Collage

I found this frock at Finders Keepers; a glorious floor of handmade and vintage wares located in the tea, cake and shopping emporium Lollyrocket in Kettering.

I was drawn to the print at first, there is something old about it, but kind of eighties/nineties too- in short I really have no idea which era it’s from, but by the look of the slightly sleepy seams it is clearly handmade and well loved.

It was a snip at £10 and just needed a little seam reinforcement to make it like new again. I heartily recommend a little bit of mending, it always makes me feel great.