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It’s A Pear, It’s A Purse, It’s A Pear-Shaped Purse

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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 yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7Lollychops if Spoonflower still have it 🙂

pear coin purse

[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[Update Jan 2016: Just found out that Lollychops website is no longer valid.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.]

pear coin purse

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.

pear purse 4

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.

pear coin purse

Which one do you like the most? A real-looking pear purse or the simple one?


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Tuesday 30th of March 2010

aw, this is such a cute purse! i love it :D

Craft Passion

Tuesday 30th of March 2010

I am designing my own pear fabric so that I can make more if this :)


Tuesday 29th of December 2009

I really like the original pear, as well. That is just too cute. I love the fabric so much!!

Craft Passion

Tuesday 29th of December 2009

Thanks Erin. I will be working with the craft blogger (Lollychops) who gave me this fabric on more pear purses :)


Friday 16th of October 2009

gorgeous imaginative work Joanne, I love the fat original pear shape one the bast! Special fabric too!


Wednesday 9th of September 2009

Oh, I totally like the real looking one best. So cute! (Got your blog link from

Looking forward to seeing more cute and awesome projects as I browse your blog!

Craft Passion

Wednesday 9th of September 2009

Thanks for visiting... Will sure to come up with more creative crafts here to share :)

Sue Clark Chomycz

Friday 28th of August 2009

Awwww ... I really admire your work!!