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Romantic Velvet Purse

Added Jul 28, 2011

by Rikka Walters

Montucky, Montan...




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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!

Material Notes

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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    Aug 1, 2011, 06.34 AMby keren

    Great :-) Ask away (html)! I’ve never worked with a clasp before but it should be a fun challenge for sure.

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    Jul 30, 2011, 09.40 AMby Jenny Donahue

    Wow, this is beautiful! I haven’t seen anything like it before. I totally can picture a flapper carrying this.

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      Aug 1, 2011, 04.20 AMby Rikka Walters

      I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more metal framed purses around now that you can get a frame for under $5. I am so glad you like it!

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    Jul 29, 2011, 08.01 AMby keren

    it’s a good thing I am sitting down because I would have dropped to the floor! This is so exquisitely beautiful! I want it too!!!!!!!!!! :-O

    And by the way if you want help with HTML just ask!

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      Aug 1, 2011, 04.16 AMby Rikka Walters

      We’re friends now, my dear Keren, so I will def hit you up with html questions! I hope you’ll make make one of these sweet purses for yourself. The hand stitching got a little tedious, but everything else was a breeze. Ttyl!

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    Jul 28, 2011, 10.57 PMby Irina Schwab

    I love this! I want it!

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