Sunday, November 11, 2012

UR Priceless Coin Purse

A while back I signed up for  a blog hop hosted by  Sew We Quilt  to make a coin purse. I loved the ones featured, and so I thought  (in my deluded state) that I would be able to make one of these without too much fuss! Firstly and most importantly read the pattern, I think thats where I went astray. I couldn't find the email that Katherine had sent me with this, so I made do with my own invention! It was all going very well until the frame was to be attached, i discovered the frame is larger than the purse. Groan. So I can either find a frame that is the right size, or make another bag. I might do both, but until then this is the sad result, go ahead and laugh, I bet you have done something similar once!
I still like it frameless!


This is the inside although I could still make it the outside

Bugger 


Ah well back to the shop to find another frame, and the sewing machine to make another purse!
Hope your weekend is going well :)

60 comments:

Lynne said...

Oh dear! We love and learn!

Lynne said...

Of course, I meant to type "live and learn"!

Helsie said...

Oh, what a shamee.... and it is very pretty too. I hope you can find a small frame to fit .

Vickie said...

Well you picked really really pretty fabric to make it out of!

Pat Converse said...

Nice fabric...love the floral print. Hope you find a frame to fit.

Marci Girl said...

Good for you anyways...you tried and that is all that matters, next time will be perfect!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Pretty fabrics...hope you are able to find just the right frame for it...thanks for sharing!

Nati said...

I am not sure how, having the pattern, I managed to follow it all the way! I normally change my mind, and decide to do something not in the pattern half way through the project and then I always end up with an end result that it is not exactly what I wanted!

Britt-Inger said...

You have chosen very pretty fabric. You will surely find a frame for the purse. Thanks for sharing your story

Sue said...

Just think, when all is said and done, you will have two purses! I love the fabric.

memmens said...

Ah bless you, how frustrating but thanks for sharing and admitting your slight imperfection, gorgeous choice of fabric!

charlotte said...

Well, it's pretty anyway!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your fabric is beautiful and I bet you can find a frame to fit. blessings, marlene

Julie said...

I know I would have the same problem! I've been afraid to try one of these.

Rosa said...

Looks fantastic so don´t worry you `ll get the frame.Thanks you for sharing!!

Mommarock said...

Eventually you will have many purses, and many frames. It will end up as many Christmas stocking stuffers! I am going to go to my JoAnns today to look for some purse clasps. I already looked at one store, and there was none. So off today to see if I can find some locally.

Patti said...

Oh, how those lessons are hard to swallow! The good news is that you will have a spectacular purse when you get a frame to fit it!

Pauline said...

Oh my! I amn sorry, but I am shaking with laughter! This could have happened to me, loosing the link and than just try something, well it looks great as long as you don't show the clasp. I am sure that you will get the link again if you ask for it, and you will make a sweet purse, like the rest of us.
By the way, I love your fabric.

JCnNC said...

How frustrating for you - wonderful choice of fabric. Judy C

Abbigail said...

What you too! I have to admit when I read that and then saw your purse I thought ..finally...someone like me! I love it! I have been admiring all the purses in the blog and thinking to myself that I would make a maistake along the way. Bravo for you for being able to show us something else to watch out for! It will be beautiful when finished. I love the fabric choices you made.hulseybg at gmail dot com

pinsandneedles said...

Your fabric choice is fantastic! I'm sure you will get it to work out!

Agnes B Bullock said...

Love the fabric!

B Greene said...

Your purse(s) will be wonderful when they are finished. I love your fabric choice.

Linda said...

Do finish it - it's going to be so pretty!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Oh sorry, but its looking pretty

Patty said...

What a pretty "pouch". I guess you could always put a zipper on top. Or a drawstring.

patchouli moon studio said...

I am sure once you get a frame it will all work out and be just lovely.

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!! It is very pretty even without a frame!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Gill said...

Chin up! I'm sure once you get a frame it will be lovely!
Thanks for sharing!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Crap happens to the best of us! I'd get a magnetic closure add it and be done with this sweet purse and try for one to fit the frame. The fabric is gorgeous :)

Needled Mom said...

It will be darling when it is on the right frame.

Nellie Duclos said...

Mrs. A
I noticed several different sized frames when I was at Joann's yesterday, perhaps you can just pick up a larger frame. Thanks for being so honest about the problem you had so we can be cautious when making these addictive little coin purses.

Els said...

Nice purse!

LJ said...

Goodness, I can tell you were disappointed - so was I. Your fabrics are just delicious and would love to have seen it completed. Surely, Katherine would send the pattern to you again and you could try it again. :)

Laura said...

It will be gorgeous when it is finished!! Good luck with the next one :)

Mack and Mabel said...

Aah,what a shame. It's beautifully stitched. I hope you find a frame :)

Wendy said...

oh dear!! It does look pretty though!

supermomnocape said...

Oh no. I hope you can find a frame that fits. But the purse turned out really pretty.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Very pretty prints both inside and outside! It will look perfect once you get the frame that fits.

Blessings & Aloha!
I am home from visiting our first little grandbaby! Wish I could have stayed longer! But I am trying now to catch up with all the wonderful posts on this blog hop. Yay! I am caught up now, so am here with my visit!

MoeWest said...

I hope you finish it because the fabric is so pretty.

Sallie said...

Love your fabric! Besides, now you have an excuse to go back to the shop :)

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
It is beautiful, just love adore the fabric!. Yes, we have all made mistakes. I am especially good at that!
Thank you for sharing your creativity

Rebeckah Austin said...

Very beautiful!

Annette said...

a beauty form the inside out.
:)
in stitches

Carrie P. said...

well hopefully you can find a frame to fit your very pretty fabric.

gpc said...

It is going to be beautiful! I love your fabrics!

Debi said...

I agree, the purses are cute without the handle as well. Sorry you had a hiccup on making yours but it is awfully cute. Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

It is very cute and worth buying another frame for .

CeLynn said...

Dang,hate it when that happens! When finished,your little purse is going to be a delight to use and show off :)

Madame Samm said...

and you tried dang it you tried...lovely fabric

jmniffer said...

Oh ducks! These misadventures happen to all of us. Hope the next one goes together better. Thanks for sharing.

Judy B said...

Lovely fabric. These thing happen to me all the time.

Maria Kievit said...

Nice little purses they will be when you finish them! Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

your purse does look lovely, despite everything. sorry to hear you had some troubles, but I'm also kind of glad I'm not the only one ;)

Corrie said...

Cute fabric! It'll work out next time.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

This will be an adorable purse once you get a frame that fits. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne said...

It's funny, but I was seriously thinking of making a couple of these without the frame! The are cute and would make a great little jewelry or change holder to sit on the dress er in my spare bedroom.

♥Duff said...

well, the fabric is fabulous--what a perfect way to highlight Amy Butler's designs. I bet you can email Katherine for the pattern. good luck!

Heather said...

You don't need another frame. The frame is how you cut your pattern and you use it as a template plus the seam allowance. Good try but and I have done this myself. Just go to YouTube and watch a tutorial, that's how I learned to make my purse with no pattern.
Hugs

Katherine said...

I think you chose such lovely fabric and shouldn't give up...