Sunday, 22 September 2013

Framed Purses

Yesterday, I spent the day at a fun workshop where Judith taught us all the pleasures of sniffing bostik and uhu making frame purses.  

The first purse I made is for me and I chose one of my favourite orange prints from my stash.  Oh how I love that fabric!  Inside is a lovely yellow polka dot from Robert Kaufmann.  I'll show you in a mo.

Having got the hang of the first purse and managing not to glue everything in sight, I cut fabrics for my second purse which I hope will be a present this festive season (can't quite bring myself to use the word yet). 

Two pretties to show for my day of laughter and fun with some stitchy friends - old and new.  It was so nice to have a wee escape of a day and spend it learning something new.  Frame purses are something that I have wanted to make for such a long time and now I know how thanks to a smashing Saturday out!

The linings are such lovely bright surprises when you pop open the frame snaps.  As well as the Kaufmann polka dot, I used Rain in poppy (from Simply Solids) - it's such a gorgeous shade of red that I took a lot of photos of but couldn't quite manage to get a good representation of it.  You'll have to take my word for it.

Now, who else could I make one of these for?


  1. Me?
    They are gorgeous!
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  2. They are so gorgeous! And how easy too? Right? I'm sure the glue sniffing helps! And I confess I have some of that Pat Sloan fabric in my stash too! You did a fabulous job of them!

  3. Oh they look so gorgeous together! How can you separate them! Jxo

  4. From the title of Jude's post I think she's still a little high ;o) Although you do have the yellow polka dots for her bikini... :oD

    Lovely little pair of purses anyway

  5. these are very nice indeed, wonder how hard/easy they were to do, seem to remember buying some clasps ages ago, maybe that could be my mission today to hunt them down.

  6. ME? I know you don't know me, but I really am nice enough for a purse!!!!!!
    Your purses are beautiful, and really well done, not a crease or bit of glue in sight. Too nice to give away or use.

  7. Cute purses and how amazing to go to one of Jude's classes!

  8. These are lovely and great first attempts. So neat! I put off making these for years because I assumed (without looking at patterns/instructions) they would be too difficult but they are satisfyingly straight forward once you know how. Now seeing yours I want to go make more!

  9. Lucky you working with Judith! These are gorgeous. I love the orange color. Perfect bright color for foggy days.

  10. These are fabulous! I do love a framed purse, glue sniffing and all 😉

  11. I'd happily take one off your hands! ;) They're fantastic!


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