Frame purse inspiration | How About Orange

January 16, 2013

Frame purse inspiration

For Christmas my mum (Grandma G) asked for metal frames for making a couple of clasp clutches. We bought her frames and glue from While Baby Naps at Etsy. Looking forward to seeing the outcome!

There are tutorials all over the internet for this type of bag. Sew 4 Home has just posted a tutorial featuring Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill fabric collection, above. Find the how-to for those right here.

And for further clutch bag inspiration, check out these fun items from various Etsy sellers: Phone clutch from Octopurse, Squirrel and Striped purses from Misala, and Cars bag with handle from Oktak.

16 comments:

Grandma G said...

Uh... is this a hint to get going at it? ;)

Oh, I have soooo many fun projects lined up! I hope it's a long winter! (Yikes! Did I just say that?! Don't tell Pa!)

Mum

Jessica Jones said...

Ugh, long winter?? Are you crazy? I'm still mourning the loss of summer. Can't wait for it to return.

Suzanne said...

Super fun links. I hope you share Grandma G's bags here!

SuperMomNoCape said...

You should warn your Mom that these little clutch purses can be addictive... lol. I've made several and have frames bought to make more in various sizes. And now I'm trying to figure out how to make the squirrel one you posted!

Jessica Jones said...

I KNOW! It's so cute. Go look at all the other critters in that shop!

lisa marie said...

Thanks for compiling all these links! I have been intimidated by metal frames but may just take the plunge now. They have such a fun vintage look!

dana said...

Hey Jessica,
Just wondering if you're going to ALT again this year? If so I'll look for ya. Also, are you on Instagram?
Thanks!
- Dana
MADE
danamadeit.com

Leela said...

I love the squirrel purse. It's lovely :)

sarah welsch said...

I just bought a purse frame! I am excited to use it!

Sar

www.etsy.com/shop/owleyevintage

Jessica Jones said...

Hey Dana! No Alt for me this year. And I don't use Instagram, either. Have a great time, though, and thanks for asking!

Sarah, happy sewing!

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able mabel said...

I do love this look but have never tried them. I think it's time to give it a try.

Tanima said...

Cool, so I have wanted to try this for ages, but was hoping there was a Canadian seller of frames. I'm assuming since you bought from "While Baby Naps", that the cheapest options are from the U.S. Glad to get a recommendation of and Etsy store to buy them from.
I will now have to buy some and give it a try!

Jessica Jones said...

Tanima, you could search Etsy for Canadian sellers. I didn't look, since I don't live there. You might be able to find cheaper frames somewhere, too. I wanted that glue, so I just ordered everything from the same place.

Precious Crafts said...

The squirrel purse is such a darling!

vonsay said...

Oh these are so cute! I'm noticing a trend with these types of purses. Perhaps they are the in thing for the upcoming season? At any rate thanks for the tutorial. Purses are my thing and I just have to try one or ten of these!

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