Introducing, the Curvaceous Clutch, by Toriska Bags! This is one of two framed PDF sewing purse patterns I am releasing today. Check out the Flourish Clutch as well.
The Curvaceous Clutch is a classy, simple clutch with beautiful lines and a round frame. Don't be intimidated by the frame! The pattern gives instructions on both sew-in and glue-in frame. The pattern also gives instructions on altering the pattern to fit your frame if you have a frame that's not quite the recommended sizes. My testers had no problems with the sewing, I'd say a confident beginner would have no problems. There are three sizes and instructions on a gathered variation and lace overlay. (Below, the red purse is a lace overlay, the white is the gathered version, and the black is the normal version.)
Not only is the pattern on sale today through Sunday for $6, ($8 normally), but I am also selling kits in my Etsy shop! You can purchase the necessary interfacing for each size of purse, as well as frames in a limited selection. At the end of this post I give a list of places to buy these frames.
I also sell this pattern on Craftsy.
With no further ado, my testers' clutches and their feedback!
Gathered version, Medium size by Liz Gilmartin. "This is just BEAUTIFUL! It's so unique and will floor anyone when you tell them you made it! It looks pretty tricky at first, but it's actually a quick sew. I made the medium which is so elegant and yet still big enough to hold my phone, small wallet, makeup, and still have space!"
Medium size, by Cherita. "Truly a brilliant pattern. The finished product is beautiful & the sewing was a real pleasure!"
Mini version, by Gwen Lockwood. Gwen used a very small frame but resized the pattern to 70% to fit. It worked great!
Small size, by Casey White.
Small size, by Sandie Larsen. "Wonderful instructions~ very clear steps and illustrations. The added actual photos in the pattern make it very easy for a beginner to be successful."
Small size, by Nicole Wall. "Wonderful, easy to follow pattern that creates a beautiful end result. The photos are super helpful and the directions are easy to understand."
Small size, by Tiffany Ranta. "The Curvaceous Clutch is quick sew that produces a fantastic looking framed bag. This pattern, with its multiple size options and your own fabric choices, the possibilities are endless. "
Small size, by Saar Mertens. "A super cute, easy to sew clutch with a lot of possibilities and a professional look!"
Small size, by Lori Peoples. "The Curvaceous Clutch is a great pattern for someone who wants to make their first purse with a frame. The step by step instructions take the uncertainty out of trying a new technique and the picture tutorial help insure success."
Medium size, by Maxine MacNeill. "Wonderfully easy pattern."
Large size, by Rajyalaxmi Pradeep. "A must try for sewist of every level. I found the instructions to be very clear and the diagrams and photographs very helpful. Very easy to put together. For a first time, fitting in the frame was not bad. I was intimidated by the frames but not anymore! I recommend this pattern to everyone!
With every new pattern, Toriska is proving to be a pattern label that makes complex patterns simple for sewists of all levels!"
Small size, by Helen Wilson.
Small, by Ana Cristina Machado
Small, By Anupama Rao.
Jacqueline Buie: Very awesome designer pattern are very enjoyable to work with . I will be buying some of Ms. Tori's patterns to sew again .. looking forward to her being a mentor in the bag and pattern world."
Karen Thomas: "Love this pattern, this bag will make a wonderful addition to any wardrobe. Highly recommended."
Thank you to all my testers, they make my pattern look great, huh!
To end, here is a list of places to buy these clutch frames. When searching online, search for round or half-round frames. For Small frames, search for 15cm or 6", for medium search for 20cm or 8", for large search for 23cm or 9".
Asia based: Bagpurseframe, 3DANsupplies, Yeahshop, Vivianzakka, lacecrafted, Factory Guy Online, Ahwokbuckles. There are doubtless others I've missed, but I've ordered from all of the Etsy shops listed.
For Indian buyers, my tester recommended Riddhi Kapoor as a source for frames and interfacing.
For Australian buyers, Stitches in the Bush. (Search "frame" in the search bar.), Shamrock Craft, MIY Art Crafts.