Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Finished Resist Purse

 

 

 

 


I see the shocked expressions on the faces of my regular readers...

...she embellished something!! WOW!!

I know, I know...

...many of my projects would benefit from a little 'jazzing up'...

...but I don't usually have it in me.

This time, however, this project was screaming for a blanket stitch...

...and I couldn't resist using some of my Christmas buttons, either.

I used several different colors of embroidery floss (all 6 strands) along the edges of the purse and straps...

...and I sewed the straps to the bag with upolstery thread before sewing on the buttons.

To keep it secure, I sewed each half of a snap to a piece of twill tape...

...and then sewed the tape into the bag on both sides.

I think the closure won't be as hard on the felt in that area as if I just sewed the snaps to the purse itself.

The bag is nice and sturdy and will take the place of my ancient 'work purse'...

...and it even has an inside pocket! :)

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4 comments:

Vilt à la Kim said...

What a beautyfull result Heather!

Sandie Knapp said...

Congratulations! You certainly deserve a hand felted purse that is just as lovely as those you have made for your daughters. I love it!!!!!! And the stitching really set it off too. It's absolutely gorgeous, and I hope that every time you use it, you wear it with pride in the knowing that you created it, and did a wonderful job in doing so.
Woohoo!! You are on a roll!

Gina said...

Lovely purse! The blanket stitch really does make it.

Vicki W said...

Beautiful!