asking for trouble

Choose your own purse!


I have so much fabric and so little time that I’m finding it really hard to keep enough purses in stock and guess which ones people want to buy. So I had a brainwave – custom order purses! If there’s a fabric I’ve used in the past that you really wanted but is currently sold out then I can make one especially for you in around 7 days. Just pick from the 12 options and I’ll get the sewing machine warmed up.


Each purse is made from Japanese fabric in a variety of cute and pretty designs. Lined with cotton with gold or silver piping round the edges and handstitched detailing. Closes securely with a metal popper fastening hidden by a matching button. Around 5.5×4” in size. Ideal for carrying money or your bus pass. Custom orders will cost £1 more so make sure you check the main purses collection first in case there’s something already available.

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Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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