Added Jul 28, 2011
I used my 40% off coupon at the craft store to buy a metal purse frame a while back. It’s been sitting on my shelf, staring at am for a few weeks, until I finally decided to figure out how it works. I’d seen instructions on installing these frames before….instructions involving shoving chunks of cardboard inside your purse lining and fabric glue and pliers. So I was rather intimidated, needless to say.
Well, turns out, after a more careful observation, the frame I purchased has a bunch of holes in it, I assumed were for hand-stitching the bag onto the frame. Yay! sewing I can do! Glue and pliers, not so much my favorite.
I figured out a way to make it work and am happy and proud to share it with you. I photographed my sewing journey and would love for you to check it out on my blog, Ricochet and Away!. You will find an easy to follow tutorial on how to customize a pattern and create your purse with a metal frame. You can find a direct link to my blog here . Check out my “tutorials” button on my menu bar across the top of the page. I’m not an html genius, but I HAVE been trying to my a direct link to my tutes with no success….help!
I used a one-way stretch velvet for the body, but only because I wanted the velvet look without paying the price. Save yourself some frustration and don’t sew this little purse with any kind of stretchy knit fabric. :-)
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