{week 21} suffolk puffs

This week could have been titled clip-frame purse as I tried them out this week for the first time as well. But I couldn’t resist the title, Suffolk puffs, not least because I’m from Suffolk.

Suffolk puff clip frame purse

Also known as yo-yos, Suffolk puffs are very easy to make and can be used in loads of projects from necklaces to quilts and cushions. I’ve never made one before so I followed the simple instructions in Ruth Singer’s wonderful book, Sew it up (a great book covering every sewing technique you can think of) to whip up a simple linen ‘puff’.

Suffolk puff clip frame purse

I then made the clip-frame purse – I got covered in glue but it turned out pretty well I think. The lining is my favourite fabric (again, I used it for the clock and cushion too).

I’m definitely going to make some more of these purses – just perfect for Christmas presents!

Suffolk puff clip frame purse

PS Welcome to Sew Hip readers – hope you enjoy my little blog and get inspired to try your own crafting challenge.

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4 Responses to “{week 21} suffolk puffs”


  1. 1 mei November 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    hey, those are really cute, love them!

  2. 2 pouch November 3, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    these are great! never tried making these, they look really impressive :)


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