Where to buy frames for the Flourish and Curvaceous patterns

If this looks familiar, I am re-posting this from my old blog. I want to make sure all the important stuff ends up here on my new site.

One of the questions I get asked the most is, "where do I buy frames for your patterns?" I have compiled a list of online sources located all around the world. The shops withe largest selections are located in Asia, but you can still find other local sources that will help you save money on shipping.

Of course, you can always buy frames from me! I offer frame and interfacing kits for each pattern with a limited selection of frames. I happy for you to buy those! But if you want a closer source or a more varied selection of frames, hopefully this list will help you. 

Flourish Clutch

The Flourish Clutch is the easiest to shop for. It is written for three sizes.  The largest used an 8" rectangle frame. The medium and small sizes both use a 6" frame. I wrote the pattern for either 3" or 2.5" tall frames. There's one pattern piece that is adjusted depending on the height of your frame. It's written clearly in the pattern. You can also search for 20cm and 15cm frames, and the pattern will be able to fit in them with no problem, just a little extra squishing.

Sources:

U.S. based shops: AmericanPurseSuppliesDiva Wallet FrameWhilebabynaps,PurseSuppliesRUsUpstyleBits and Purses

Asia based shops: Bagpurseframe3DANsuppliesBagSupplierFactory Guy Online,Ahwokbuckles, many other shops on Etsy and Aliexpress.  The first three listed, I've personally purchased from.

European shops: FrameyourbagStoklasaU-handbagBag Clasps, LTDSusie D Designs.

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 CraftMIY Art CraftsVoodoo Rabbit.

Curvaceous Clutch

The Curvaceous Clutch uses a half-round frame.  These are more work to find.  Most that you will find are too small.  The pattern starts with a 6" or 15cm wide frame as the smallest.  You'll see a lot of tiny ones out there that are great for coin purses.  I had one tester scale down the pattern to fit.  But unless you want a tiny purse, go no smaller than 15cm.  The pattern is also written for an 8" or 20 cm frame, as well as a 9" or 23cm frame.  I also give instructions on how to adjust your pattern if your frame circumference isn't quite right.  It's actually a very easy adjustment! So if you find a frame you like that is 16 cm, can you still use it? Yes! Or if you buy a frame that is 8" wide, but maybe kind of flat on top, can you use that? Yes! Just stick as close as possible to the diameters listed in the pattern, and then I instruct you in the pattern how to adjust it for your frame. It's a lot easier to find sew-in purse frames than glue-in frames.  I give instructions using both types of frames in the pattern.

Sources:

U.S.-based: Tantalizing Stitches , Pacific Trimming

Asia based:  Bagpurseframe3DANsuppliesYeahshopVivianzakkalacecrafted,Factory Guy OnlineAhwokbuckles. There are doubtless others I've missed, but I've ordered from all of the Etsy shops listed.

European-based shops: FrameyourbagStoklasaBag Clasps LTDGuthrie and Ghani,Creativ Company

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 CraftMIY Art Crafts.