Posted by Liz on March 23rd, 2013 (Projects)

How To Make A Robot Frame Purse

Robot Frame Purse

I’ve just made a frame purse out of my new robot fabric, so I thought I’d put together a little frame purse tutorial in case you want to make one too. It was a very easy to make purse, which anyone could have a go at.

Firstly, place the frame on piece of paper.

Place the frame on paper

Then draw around the top of the frame and draw the shape that you wish your purse to be.

Draw around the frame

I folded the paper in half so that I had two copies.

Make two copies

I folded the paper in half so that I had two copies.

Stick the two copies together

And then I flipped one over and stuck them together. That way, even though my drawing was a little wonky, I ended up with a symmetrical purse.

Trace round template onto fabric

Draw around the purse template on to the fabric: twice, on the fabric you want on the outside, and twice on your lining fabric. Then cut them out.

Cut them out

Put the fabric onto the wadding and cut round, you’ll need two pieces of wadding.

Cut out the wadding

Sew the fabric onto the wadding – just the bottom part – leave the space where the frame goes free. Do this for both bits.

Sew the fabric onto the wadding

Sew the fabric onto the wadding

Then sew the two lining fabric pieces together, in the same way – leaving the top part free. Tuck the lining into the purse.

Tuck the lining into the purse

Tuck the lining into the purse

Now you have the purse and all you have to do is sew the frame on. At this point I zigzag stitched the outer fabric to the inner on each side. It should be able to fit into the frame now.

Robot frame purse

Take your needle and thread and backstitch the fabric onto the frame. It can be a bit tricky because obviously the frame’s made of metal, but with a little perseverance, you should be able to sew it all together. And here’s the finished purse:

Robot frame purse

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4 responses to “How To Make A Robot Frame Purse”

  1. Mum says:

    The purse looks lovely!

    Where would you buy the frames and can you get them in different sizes?

    I found the instructions comprehensive and very easy to follow

    • Liz says:

      I bought mine from the Festival of Quilts but u-handbag seem to have a good selection. And they come in all sizes, from coin purses to bags. Some you can glue in, and others you sew in.

  2. barbara howard says:

    Many thanks just what I need, mini hexagons just waiting for a home 🙂

  3. Ana Jazuli says:

    thank you for tutorial

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