The children were then asked to design and make their own purse by Vivienne Westwood. She gave us a design specification with rules such as no bigger than 15cm by 15cm and include the design of the golden flower. The children took lots of time to ensure their plans were detailed so they knew what to do when they made them.
Once the designs were completed it was time to make them. The children learnt how thread a needle and had a practise and different stitches. It was tricky at first, but they soon picked it up. They did a straight stitch on both sides of the material then turned it inside out to hide the seams. The children cut flower shapes out on two different coloured pieces of felt to create the flower design. They used Velcro to keep the top flap attached (although they made it look like it was fastened with a button, very clever!)