Frame purse

Frame purse beginners sewing workshop

This is a brilliant, sophisticated beginners project but you do need to be able to confidently use a sewing machine.

This frame purse is a gorgeous purse bag that is perfect for make up because of the way that the top stands open with the use of the internal frame. In fact the sturdy opening makes it perfect for a huge variety of uses and I use mine for all manner of  uses including sewing projects and my crochet.

This is a great beginners sewing project as you can build your skills using interfacing and fusible fleece which give structure to the purse and you’ll learn how to sew and insert your wire frame too.

We’ll supply the technical bits; the interfacing, fusible fleece and frame, you just need to bring the inside and outside fabric and your zip.

Please note that bookings close 7 days prior to ensure that we have adequate resources.




27 Feb 2024


9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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What will we cover?

It’s easier than you think to make a purse with a frame that allows it to stand open. 


Let us show you how to make your own frame purse on this one-day course.


As well as basic sewing techniques, you’ll learn how to insert your frame and how to give structure to your work using interfacing and fusible fleece. These valuable skills are applicable for many different projects. 

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work. 


You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can. 


Do I need any previous experience or skills?

This is a brilliant, sophisticated beginner’s project, but you do need to be able to use a sewing machine confidently.


Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?

You need to bring along the following: 

  • fabric for the exterior: one fat quarter
  • fabric for the lining (with optional pockets): either 0.5m of  fabric or two fat quarters plus different fabric for the pockets
  • a 16″ closed-end zip that matches your fabrics.


If you would like jazzy, contrasting pockets inside, bring along a little selection of fabrics to work from. 


The project is best completed in a strong cotton – patchwork-weight fabrics are perfect. 


We’ll supply the technical bits: the interfacing, fusible fleece and frame. 


What will I take home with me?

An impressive frame purse in your own choice of fabric, plus a detailed pattern and instruction sheet so you can make one again at home with ease. 



Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.


Sarah Brangwyn
Sarah Brangwyn

Owner of Made and Making, Sarah has been sewing all her life. Her passion is helping others to gain the same level of enjoyment from mastering these creative skills. She's known for her infectious enthusiasm, her endless knowledge and for her knack for explaining things clearly, leading to lots of 'aha!' moments. You may have seen her share some of those on the TV channel Sewing Street. In a previous life, Sarah was a branch manager in an insurance firm. Taking redundancy in 2012 allowed her to follow her dream of creating a hub for sewing and craft. At Made and Making Sarah teaches sewing, crochet, needle felting and other craft courses. She's also one of the tutors for the children's workshops. When family life allows, Sarah loves nothing more than immersing herself in her own projects.

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