I just finished making my first bag from a purse frame. I got the frame at Lacis in Berkeley.
I traced the bottom edge of the frame and used it to make a paper pattern.
I then slashed and spread the paper to get a larger bottom.
For the outside I used two different fabrics I got at a FABMO distribution event.
I sewed the bottoms of the bags on the machine and the bags to the frames by hand.
I added a vintage pin one one side, yep, I got it at a thrift store.
The inside is lined with cotton I picked up at the Talbotts (not Talbots) outlet in Carmel Valley, CA (fantastic cottons and silks)
pictures of Talbott fabrics, contact info
On the inside rim I sewed a bit of horsehair braid over the cotton to protect it from wear.
Really really fun! I am satisfied with the results. This first effort was rather time-consuming and I learned quite a bit, so perhaps it will be faster next time.
Yes, I would do it again!