Patchwork change purse – Patchwork Style by Suzuko Koseki

Back in April I was lucky enough to win Patchwork Style by Suzuko Koseki from Andrea at Stitch Parade.  My first project from the book is this sweet change purse – my first time using a flex frame.

Patchwork style change purse

This is a Japanese book, in English.  It’s got some very pretty project ideas and they’ll make lovely presents (including for me!).  I found the written instructions a little too wordy and confusing but the diagrams are very clear.  Adding a flex frame is really easy.  The two sections fit into tubes of fabric at the top, then fix together with a pin. I loved this patchwork and quilting style so much I made a lined zip pouch too.  The lines of stitching give such a finished look.

quilted patchwork zip pouch IMG_2310

I used scraps of Liberty and quilting cotton.  Lovely to use those tiny pieces I can’t bear to throw away! A great book – thank you Andrea!  I think the bag on the cover will be my next project.



  1. They’re really pretty Denise. Glad to hear adding the flex frame was easy, they look as if they’d be very fiddly.

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