I love making small, one of a kind purses, so when I discovered Lecien had produced a range of colourful purse frames, I was keen to try them out. In the past I have used metal purse frames that needed pliers to clamp the frame to the fabric. These Jelly Clip purse frames are glued to the fabric and were a relatively quick afternoon project.
The frames come with a pattern to make a sweet little purse which features a slightly gathered top and a roomy interior. All I needed for the small purses was two fabrics (I used two layer cake squares), some fabric gluy, and some lightweight interfacing. The hardest part was deciding which fabric to team with the frames. Now that I have mastered the basic purse, I will be playing around with the design to make some original purses.
My top tip for making these purses is to firstly cover the frame with some masking tape in case you are a little heavy handed with the glue! I did get some glue on one frame but it was easily wiped off with some nail polish remover.
The Jelly Clip frames come in 3 sizes (I have used the small size in these purses) and eight colours – which make it easy to make one of a kind purses. The fabric used in these samples is L’s Modern. You can read our review of the Jelly Clip Purse frames here.
Disclaimer: Thank you to Lecien Fabrics for providing the fabric and jelly clip purse frames used in this project. All opinions are our own.