I finally finished this project – a pear-shaped frame clutch purse, I called it a pear coin purse. If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I got this pear fabric from Lollychops. She sent me this fabric to make a frame clutch purse out of it. I made it and used up all the fabric!!!! I love this fabric and I am going to check with Lollychops if Spoonflower still have it 🙂
[Update September 2011: I have developed the pattern of the pear-shaped purses, Mic-O-Pear Purse and Mod-O-Pear Purse, Please click the links to get the detailed pattern and tutorial of the respective pear-shaped purses]
[Update Jan 2016: Just found out that Lollychops website is no longer valid. I have to remove all her links below. I am so sorry and you came here but can’t find the template which I used to link her website.]
From paper modeling to sewing up and completing this pear coin purse took me 4 nights to accomplish. In the beginning, I designed a paper pattern with a big bottom just like the pear shown in the fabric. However, I find it looks peculiar. Not only did it look funny but the lumpy bottom really made the purse unable to support itself to stand up straight. So, I trimmed it down to a “well-balanced” form and it looks perfectly normal now :). I also added a stem and a leaf to mimic the pear look.
The pear coin purse measures a size 11.5cmW x 15cm H, enough to accommodate some cash, cosmetics, and even a small mobile phone.
As usual, my beautifully hand embroidered label is in there :))
Only one??? No no no, I made another one, a simple one from the left-over fabric. This one is a quick one, within a day to produce.
Which one do you like the most? A real-looking pear purse or the simple one?