A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 315,252
Currently Running With Scissors:
258 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: With love from Korea...a black damask purse  (Read 3879 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« 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:

Offline Offline

Posts: 981
Joined: 03-Jun-2008

Callie the Reindeer!!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 01:43:19 PM »

I bet your mum loved it...i love the material  Smiley

« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008 01:43:53 PM »

This is just beautiful !! Wish I was your mom Smiley
Life is full of adventure!
Offline Offline

Posts: 659
Joined: 29-Sep-2006

I see you!!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008 02:56:18 PM »

What a nice gift! Gorgeous fabric, as always!

The gal who smiles when things go wrong has just thought of someone to blame it on.
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008 05:46:53 PM »

This is excellent. 

"Some things you lose, some things you give away"

-Sleater Kinney
Offline Offline

Posts: 2326
Joined: 26-Jul-2005

Inspiration without application is moot.

View Profile WWW
« 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

Miss Kiss
« 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)!
Offline Offline

Posts: 2066
Joined: 19-Nov-2005

Sew like there's no tomorrow.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008 07:08:48 AM »

This is so beautiful!!  Love it and your work is, too!! Cheesy

I miss my doggy~Apollo~He'll forever be in my heart

my etsy shop ~ www.lillaka.etsy.com
« 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

« 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.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Let's Spool Up!
Meatless Monday: Spinach and Cheese Gnocchi Bake
@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands