Wool on Sundays 72 (a crochet flower frame purse)

Thank you to everyone who visited last week and welcome to Wool on Sundays 72.

Although the yarn part of this was finished a few weeks ago, this week I have finished another UFO by turning my crochet flower into a largish frame purse/project bag. I’m VERY pleased with this because it is my first ever attempt at a frame purse and, having improvised this at every stage, I was more than half expecting this would end up being another cushion! I am also very pleased because I bought the frame as part of a joblot on ebay and now I feel more confident about using them :)
I used some green corduroy for the body of the purse and also the lining and I sewed the edges that go into the frame right sides together and turned and this gave a good solid and fairly thick edge. I then sewed this to the frame. Rather than backstitch, which I’ve seen suggested, I used a running stitch through the holes and then back to fill all the gaps. I didn’t use glue and I have not attempted crimping the frame because it feels to me as if the stitching is holding it in place quite firmly. I didn’t add any pockets etc because, during this stage, I had little expectation of success!



I think it has ended up being quite a nice size for small crochet projects, though I don’t have one to demonstrate as yet.

On 25th, I will link this post with Fiona at Celtic Thistle Stitches for her “New to Me in 2015” linky party but, in the meantime, I think I’d better stop crocheting for a bit and get started on some Winter knitting!

If you have any kind of yarn project, I’d love you to link up with WOOL ON SUNDAYS. The rules as usual are: 1). Posts must include some content – makes or musings or photos – related to knitting, crochet, felting, spinning or yarn. 2). Projects sewn from felt or wool fabric or stitchery using wool are also welcome but please don’t link posts that are exclusively about sewing, quilting and fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). Visit anyone else who links. Wishing you a happy week :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare


6 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays 72 (a crochet flower frame purse)

  1. Craftycreate

    That's a lovely purse and handle it all works so well and the lining and backing. I have tried stitching frame on a purse I made and found it very difficult to get the needle up through the frame holes but there is a knack it is on my list to do though.


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