Monday, 14 November 2011

frame pouch along

Did you think I'd got lost? It seems to have been very busy here with one thing and another and the blogging has taken a back seat once again. I've not really been keeping up with everyone so apologies for the lack of comments, my google reader is currently sitting at 245 posts yet to be read so you must all have been very busy recently. I shall whizz through the current posts tomorrow and get back up to speed again.

frame purse


Anyway I joined in with Rebecca Lynne's Frame Pouch Along and had great intentions of posting every day while I made my purse but it kind of didn't happen. The purse did happen however and it's come out way better than I was expecting. I have seen loads of these cute frame purses online and my frame has been in the stash for ages but the gluing bit just scared me off. It turns out it's really not that bad at all, infact it's much easier than I imagined.

frame purse side view




The Frame Pouch Along shows you how to design your pattern pieces to fit your frame which is fantastic as there are so many frame shape and sizes it would be a real pain to have to find a pattern for each one. Here's my pattern and cut out fabric pieces, I used some fusible fleece to interface this and it works well. Although next time I would trim the fleece so there was less left at the hinges as it is a wee bit bulky.




frame pouch pattern



I decided to quilt the fabric as something about it just didn't seem right with it. I definitely prefer it with the stitching on it. I made the squared off corners at the base of the purse about 1.5" in from the corner and that gives a nice wide base (was going to say fat bottom, not sure wide base is any better but I tried).



  frame purse side view open 3



There's a flickr group for those that took part in the PAL if you want some inspiration. I am most definitely going to be making more of these and I highly recommend Rebecca Lynne's tutorial. Next in line will be the lovely little frame that Emma at It's All About the Fabric gave me as part of  Very Berry Handmade the fabric swap earlier this year.


Oh dear it's past midnight again, must go to bed see you soon.
  
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11 comments:

Yadira said...

This pouch turned out super pretty! I actually have a frame sitting somewhere in my craft-room that I should put to good use. The thing is, I'm too scared of damaging the frame permanently since it's a special one with a pretty handle.

susan said...

The whole gluing thing scares me too.I havevisionsof the purse falling apart shortly after I made it. But yours is gorgeous. What a fab job, and for your first time trying to make one. I am I pressed!

susan said...

Silly iPad changed my typo of impressed to I pressed in my above comment. Sorry!

magic and drudgery said...

I really love your purse - I've been thinking of tackling a frame purse myself of recent weeks - will have to go buy myself a frame.

Katy Cameron said...

That looks fab, love the quilting with the solids you used

Indianna said...

I love the quilting lines - looks fantastic. Next time I will buy a bigger clasp as mine is too small for even a credit card!

Crafted by Carly said...

What a gorgeous purse! I'd love to have a go at making a frame purse - it's been on my 'to do' list for aaaaages. So, thanks for the links!
Carly
x

Fran said...

Great purse! Again, it's on my 'hit list' too!

Karen said...

That is a perfect purse, and I'm suffering from fear of glue too...maybe yours will push me forward. Really great stitching!

Rebecca said...

You did a great job! Love it!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

This pouch is VERY pretty. You did an excellent job on your first frame purse. :)

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