Having fun embellishing fabric to make into purses. This one is for a small frame, about 4" across and 1.5" tall. I chose a border print so there is a lot of opportunity to make colorful running stitches and big stitch style quilting. I baste the outer shell fabric to cotton batting, with no backing.
When I attach the beads, I go through each bead twice and knot it on the back. The lining will be assembled free of batting. For a small 7" X 8" purse, two layers of batting just doesn't make sense. It would weigh more than what one could put in it!