I have learned a lot about the secrets of making metal frame purses. Believe me, there are a few things that I really didn't understand....the epiphany for me was this part (trust me it is KEY): You will find it in Lisa's tutorial and I learned it the hard way. See the red X? That is where you need to widen your pattern in order to have it open wide enough. There is a hinge involved here and that is where you can get into trouble.
did not allow for the hinge. I can't get my hand into the bag when is it open.
Here is the pattern I made to allow for that space.Again, the U-Bag Tutorial that Lisa put out makes the most sense to me.
As I was told by several talented bagmakers, you need to make your own pattern to match the frame size.
For you folks who have posted here my blog or on our thread at CABT (Carried Away Bag Team.(it is on the ning page..if you are not a member, you should be) tell me that you want to try these bags but haven't for lack of info. I will post more suggestion on my flker page because it will be photo-heavy and my bog needs to move on (like me).
See you in the morning....