Friday, May 15, 2009

Snap-Frame coin purses

Oh how I love these little purses! But, they can be a challenge to make. Here's the tutorial I use. (This site is great for other bag and purse tutorials, take a look). I buy the frames from Sussman's Bridal Supplies on Queen Street West in Toronto (a deceiving shop name, as they carry many different sewing supplies). The trickiest part of making these purses is knowing which glue to use; I use a gel-based heavy duty multi-purpose glue, suitable for metal and fabric. I recommend sanding the inside track to help the glue adhere better. If you pinch the frame, remember to use rubber-coated pliers so you don't leave marks. Here's one of mine:

6 comments:

LeeleeFL said...

Thanks for the tute link, Karen. That is the best one I've ever read!

Love the glue tip, I ruined a frame trying to use the pliers and wound up with a velcro closure on a much smaller purse!

Morumoto said...

I love those classic snap-frame purses, especially in the larger handbags. Now if only I lived a bit closer to Toronto!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Is that a vintage fabric for the lining? I LOVE it!

Sarah said...

Cute bags!! I'm loving this blog tour...

SpecialK said...

thanks everyone! yes, the inside fabric is vintage, left over from my grandmother who was a seamstress.

aliah said...

Coin purses with clip frames seem to be getting more and more popular..thanks for sharing point that "The trickiest part of making these purses is knowing which glue to use"..
Thanks for sharing and keep posting..
snap frames