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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Clutch

I thought I would show you the clutch I made to take to a friends wedding that I went to a couple of weeks ago.

I have wanted to make a purse with a metal frame for years and have never known a) where to buy the frame and b) how I was going to make a pattern and construct one that looked professional.

I found my answers when I across a purse frame kit from Nicole Mallalieu Design. It came with a frame as well as the pattern and instructions on how make to a beautifully finished purse.



It didn't work out too bad for my first go. I made up a calico toile for practice and then made this one with silk taffeta from Tessuti. I added a bow to the front for a bit of interest and some red polka dot lining.

Attaching the frame to the purse is the tricky bit. I did manage to get some glue on the taffeta (oops!) and am not sure whether I have crimped the frame enough but I guess that all comes with a bit of practice.

I am currently making another one to take to my brothers wedding on Saturday.

9 comments:

Kirrily said...

Beautiful!

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Gorgeous! Very classy indeed.

cloud said...

That is a stunning purse Jo!

PinkLizzy said...

Jo it looks beautiful! I love bows.

ruby-jo said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments :)

Vicki said...

Thats a lovely purse and I love Nicole's designs. She makes them so easy to follow.

Nikki said...

I think you did a fantastic job!! Thecrimping looks fine to me.ANd the glue - it gets easier as you get a feel for how much to put in.

Nikki said...

The bow looks fab!

Jo (ruby-jo) said...

Thanks for the encouragement Nikki :) I have been wanting to do these purses for years but never knew when to start until I came across your pattern.