So, if you decide to use a purse frame like I used, you have to first draft the pattern to accomodate the size of your frame. This involves some math - even a protractor - but it is not too hard to do. There are some really good tutorials on the web to help you accomplish this.
Here is my first clutch purse that is NOT coin purse sized:
There is a small pocket on the inside and the purse is lined with broadcloth and stabilized with a heavy-weight interfacing. I use a heavy-duty nylon coated thread, doubled, to stitch the frame to the handbag.
I have a few more frames on hand and a bit more fabric that I wove for this purpose, so I hope to work up a few more clutch purses as time and materials permit.
This Saturday, July 13th, I will be exhibiting at the Concord Arts Market with my friend, Amy Brnger, who is a very skilled watercolorist. Here is one of Amy's delightful floral paintings:
We will be sharing a booth - how fun will that be? The weather looks to be promising, so if you're in the area, do stop by and say hello.