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.



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