Friday, October 19, 2012

Metal Frame Purse Take 2

The one hands-on class I took at Sewing Summit was "Metal Frame Purse" with Kelly of kelbysews, who has oodles of cute samples on her blog. Even though I had made one metal frame purse before, it had a sew-in frame.
Basically, these little purses aren't difficult to construct, but I was a bit apprehensive about that glue-in variety!
In reality, it wasn't difficult at all! {Thanks, Kelly!}
So this is my one finish from my time at Sewing Summit. Just a little (8" wide) project, but I have a feeling it'll open a new world as far as making little purses goes.

One of my classmates shared a little trick that, in my opinion, made the final assembly so clean and easy. And that was to top-stitch the entire upper sides and top very close to the edge before sliding the purse into the glue-filled frame. Here, I made another frame purse so I could show you.
That stitching compresses the top edges of the purse just enough to easily slide into the frame, and then, of course, is hidden.
Anyway, I'm kind of fond of my new little achievement, and look forward to trying other shapes and sizes!

34 comments:

  1. Looks like you have Christmas sorted for the female members of the family! Great purse!

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  2. Debbie, those are most beautiful purses! Your fabrics are again fantastic! I love to use frame-purses and always have some from Marimekko. If I order frames, do you think I manage to make the purses on my own without lessons?
    Happy weekend! x Teje

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  3. These are great, I especially like the last one - inside and out. I have been wanting to try one of these purses for ages. I even have the metal frame. Thanks for the tip about top stitching.

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  4. Lovely, I am going to have to try those one day.

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  5. The fabrics in that last purse are adorable! Very fun and great job.

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  6. Great purses and one day I'll pluck up the courage to make one.

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  7. Those are so cute! I've never tried one before, either, but you make it look tempting! Might be a good idea to put frames on my Christmas list. ;)

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  8. Love your little purses! I made some with the straight frame for my daughter's bridesmaids, but you've inspired me to try the curved frames as well! Imagine the possibilities!!

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  9. Fantastic little purses! I love the last one and the topstitching trick is fabulous.

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  10. these are all great! Love the fabric choices. I will have to try this again!

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  11. What a cute set of purses! Love the fabric combinations.

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  12. Fantastic!! And how great to get extra little tips like that. Is this a certain kind of glue specifically for this purpose??

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  13. So cute! Thanks for sharing that tip. I'll have to give it a try.

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  14. I've been trying to resit making these, but seeing yours and hearing the tip, I have to try it out!!

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  15. Your purses are lovely, thanks for the tip!

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  16. Where do you get the metal frames?

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  17. These are absolutely lovely! Thanks for the tip -- I need to make one of these!

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  18. Oh Debbie...I love these!!! Where do you buy your frames? Do they come with good instructions? I'd love to give this a try. They would make such nice little gifts.

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  19. They are awesome Debbie. Each one :) I have never done a frame and would have no idea on how to get started, but maybe I ought to give it a try.

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  20. So fun! Your fabrics are great!

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  21. What a great idea to top-stitch around the edge! It's a really cute bag, too, Debbie. I see lots of little pouches in your future. :)

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  22. That is so awesome! I just bought my first purse frames, but I've been so scared of the glue situation as well- my things tend to get sadly messy. I'll definitely do the top stitch around the top thing- what a great idea to share. Lovely purses!

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  23. That is so awesome! I just bought my first purse frames, but I've been so scared of the glue situation as well- my things tend to get sadly messy. I'll definitely do the top stitch around the top thing- what a great idea to share. Lovely purses!

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  24. Love your purses - the linings are beautiful too! I still have a sew-in frame sitting here in its packet from the craft store......

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  25. Aren't these so slick to create? I love them!
    And how fun that you went to SS!

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  26. Nice tip to top stitch! I have extra frames so I can make more, but was wondering about getting the fabric into the frame.

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  27. Your purses are amazing! Great tip

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  28. Thanks for posting this. I have one of those purse frames and have had it for over a year, (impulse buy), and haven't had the nerve to try it yet.

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  29. Great purses. Love the Frippery

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  30. super cute, always wanted to make one.

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