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Topic: With love from Korea...a black damask purse  (Read 2089 times)
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« on: July 10, 2008 01:27:02 PM »

This is a purse that I made for my mom for Christmas. A little late posting pics hehe. I was in Korea at the time and found this really cool metal purse frame that I wanted to use. I'm not sure what the real name for it is, but it's tubular in shape and snaps open and shut. Does anyone know?

Anyhow, I saw a picture of a similar purse made using this frame and I decided that it would make a neat homemade present for my mom. The frame unscrews at the ends, so I just had to sew a straight tube to slip it into at the top of the purse. I handstitched on the handles (there were pre-drilled holes). I'm pretty sure that was my least favourite part of it all!!

I wanted the bottom of the bag to not be saggy so I inserted a cardboard piece. It was late at night and all I could find in my apt. was a Frosted Flakes box, so I ended up cutting 2 pieces of it to fit the bottom, and then wrapping them in packing tape so that they would be a bit more firm. I think that Tony the Tiger would have been happy to know that he was recycled  Wink

PS If you want to see what Tony the Tiger looks like when he is speaking Korean, I added a pic to my blog! http://blissbyheather.blogspot.com/2008/07/frosted-flakes-and-jolly-green.html

The bag:


Inside there is one zippered pocket. You can see on the ends where the purse frame screws together:


Side view:




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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 01:43:19 PM »

I bet your mum loved it...i love the material  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008 01:43:53 PM »

This is just beautiful !! Wish I was your mom Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008 02:56:18 PM »

What a nice gift! Gorgeous fabric, as always!
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008 05:46:53 PM »

This is excellent. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 08:32:55 PM »

This looks professional, very nice.

I don't know what it is called, but I love those things. I would play with them as a kid just to hear them go *SNAP!!!*. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008 01:27:04 AM »

Very well made. And it's very special (well, it's for a special lady)!
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008 07:08:48 AM »

This is so beautiful!!  Love it and your work is, too!! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008 11:02:21 AM »

I just wanted to say that I LOVE your purse ESPECIALLY the fabric!! It looks so classy and elegant.  I bet your mother will LOVE it and if she doesn't you can always send it to me and make another one  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008 11:51:21 AM »

Love the bag, perfect size and I love the detail.
Did you use a pattern ? also would like to know where you get a frame like that or did you make it out of something.
The handles look so cool with that added stud...Looks very professional.
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