Saturday, January 05, 2008

purse v 2.0

Despite the fiddliness of attaching the frame last time, I really enjoyed making the Japanese kit purse so decided to make another with some of my own fabric:



Thanks to the lovely commenter Michaela who directed me to this tute, I discovered that you can also attach purse frames with fabric glue. Which sounds messy and disastrous, but really turned out to be quite easy. Especially with aid of UHU all purpose adhesive, which is jelly like and quite forgiving in the early stages (eg you can shift the fabric around and wipe the glue off easily before it sets).



If I can get my hands on some good purse frames here (I bought the one above in Nagoya and it's much slimmer than any I've found online), maybe I'll put together some kits. With fabric, interlining, purse frame, pattern and instructions... what do you think?

29 comments:

leslie said...

okay. this one is so much cuter than the kit. the frames are are intriguing. i haven't ventured into that whole world. but after seeing your purse ... i think i will. yep.

Lara said...

Very cute! Lara, have a look at the frames & kits (minus fabric) that are sold on http://www.nicolemdesign.com.au - and she's another Melbourne gal! She's always happy to give advice as well.

peacockchic said...

oh wow I am lovin the gingko one. Can't wait until that fabric is back in stock. it is lovely

elegantmusings said...

What a gorgeous purse! :) I think it would be a great kit... I've been wanting to try my hand at making a frame purse. ;)

Sequana said...

Anything you do with your fabric looks wonderful!

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

Totally dig that top purse - simply gorgeous!

Florence said...

It's gorgeous (and shows off your fabric perfectly!). I think the kits are a great idea too.

Kloth & Bolt said...

So cute! I think the kits are a great idea! -kb

Katy said...

very lovely, I would love to give one a go (but I think I'd fail miserably!!!)

Kirsty said...

The purse looks fabulous Lara.

Emma said...

That purse looks so nice! I think it looks really great in your fabric ;)

Christie said...

yes please!

Kristine said...

Those purses look truly perfect!
Kristine

Leanne Graeff said...

Hi Lara,

As usual - a very enlightening post - thanks!! I have linked to your site from my blog - as I am always pleased when I visit. - also - great work on your textiles.

Lourdes said...

I would love that idea. They are adorable! Love the fabric combinations

Vicki said...

I would love to try out a kit!!! Great job.

Wendy said...

They're super cute! I think the kits are a great idea!

katie said...

http://u-handbag.typepad.com/

There have been frames and handles here....maybe something for you?

Freshly Found said...

So interesting to see the tutorial and finally find out how to do this.
Your purse is lovely and I think a kit would do well!

mizu designs said...

a fabulous idea!

Anonymous said...

check this link out... the knitter critters are great www.popsiedaisy.com

lisatoni said...

so sweet, and simple you say? a kit is a fantastic idea - a great way to show off several fabrics at once!

bamakko said...

I think you'd have me banging on your door for kits to have in Bamakko...

Nice work :)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

They look great! My first attempt at using purse frames was a disaster (I was trying to understand the Japanese instructions), but have since also stumbled across Lisa's tutorial and bought a kit from Nicole M Design (I can see Lara, the other one) has already pointed you to her.

Can't wait to play around with them!

elisabetha said...

these purses are adorable. i love the birch one especially!

Drewzel said...

Yep, go the kits!

I've got two little purses I need to remodel, so you've totally inspired me to give it a go! (Plus I can use the fabric I bought from you, hee hee.)

Meowcraft said...

It's nice to see such great fabric!

Hi everyone - shameless plug here but i sell a nice selection of purse frames at very low prices and offer free shipping worldwide on all items!!!!

www.meowcraft.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, do you know how to make a similar purse but with another inside which then makes the purse have 3 compartments. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10873964
Do you know of any sites from Japan that sells the purse frames or address? thank you

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