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« on: January 01, 2008 07:51:14 AM »

Flat frame wallet frames. Does anyone know where to get one?  Please let me know if you've seen any around, thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009 08:32:12 AM »

Hi, I'm new to crafster so please forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong place.

I just purchased a pattern for a coin purse with the metal clasp, and it calls for a 3 3/4 inch (9.5 cm) wide by 2 3/4 inch (7 cm) tall rounded metal frame...but the only place I can find a frame with those exact dimensions is from the seller of the pattern and they only have limited stock.  Not that I don't want to buy from this seller, but I wanted to research price, plus I need a bunch - my daughter wants to make these cute coin purses for her fellow Girl Scout troop members as a christmas presents (so it has to be affordable).  Does anyone know of a really good site, with good stock/inventory that sales these online?  And maybe I'm asking too much, but also has a warehouse in the USA?

Is it also difficult to alter the dimensions of a coin purse like this?  I make doll clothes, and I know that I can alter those pretty easily (once you get the hang of it), but I didn't know if it's the same, and how difficult it would be for one of those coin purses.

Thanks for any help in advance! ~ Guin
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009 01:00:32 PM »

Look on www.etsy.com - many people sell them there. Altho I have not made one myself, I do know that you are limited in size to the dimensions of the frame. If you want a smaller one, you buy a smaller frame - I believe you could alter the bottom, but the top would need to be the size of the frame. Maybe someone who makes can give you more insight.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 03:11:38 PM »

i'm actually in the process of searching for them as well. so far i found this site, they seem to have a lot of purse making supplies, and they are located in Cali.

http://www.umx.info/purse-handbag-cat1.htm
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009 01:35:37 PM »

hi there. i have scoured the internet and have found every purse hardware piece known to man except the one i'm looking for. i've seen it called many things: push hinge frame, push snap closure, flat wallet, etc. but i can't seem to find a supplier. i'm particularly looking for it in smallish quantities. i've attached photos for the type of frame i'm looking for.



(sorry about the links, i guess i'm not allowed to post photos yet.)

any help or direction anyone could give would be so greatly appreciated.
thanks from a budding crafter!
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009 02:42:39 PM »

Have you tried here?

http://www.umx.info/
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009 06:42:08 AM »

yeah, i've looked there. they've got a ton of stuff, but unfortunately not what i'm looking for.

i find it hard to believe that this frame doesn't exist considering the number of stores that sell flat wallets! it's crazy that i can't find it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009 10:51:42 AM »

i am having the same problem. have you been able to find them?
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2009 09:21:12 AM »

Try Ah Kwok Buckles, you'll have to buy multiple--say 5--but they're really good quality and the price is very reasonable.  Actually, they're a great source for other purse findings, as well.

Their website:  http://www.ahkwokbuckles.com/index.html
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009 08:10:25 AM »

Thanks for the link BrightVintage, I recently found some flat, hidden magnets at Joann's, but they are over $4 each. On this site, they are a lot cheaper.
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009 04:29:21 PM »

It's easy! 3Dpatternpaper on etsy sale some. The only thing is that you have to figure out how to use it. Witch I didn't got yet. Undecided If you know how please contact me.
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010 09:42:16 PM »

I'm looking for clasps like this, or similar to this:



I've googled and found them at around $1.50 to $10.00 each. The disparity in prices concerns me about what I'd be getting. I know I've seen some great coin purses here and just wonder where the makers get the hardware for them.

I apologize if this topic has been discussed before. I searched for the answer before posting and couldn't find it. Thanks for any help Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2010 12:36:09 AM »

Thrift stores. I've seen those bamboo O handles at the fabric store for $10-15, but some looking around in thrift stores will usually net me a whole bag for $2-5. Then, not only can I cut off the handles, I can use the cut up bag as a pattern.
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2010 07:59:37 PM »

Or try Etsy, I was looking for a different kind of clasp, but when I put "clasp" into the search terms, there were tons of the coin purse ones.
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010 01:07:12 AM »

I second 3dpatterpaper. They are the best.
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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2010 09:03:10 AM »

Hello! I would like to start making some small clutches and coin purses with these metal purse frames, however I've no idea how to attach them. I've done  a search on here and cannot find the answer. Any help would be great, thanks!
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2010 03:36:32 PM »

Have you tried looking at the website U-Handbag?  They have some good tutorials there!
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2010 04:06:41 PM »

Thanks!
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