Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Finishing the Sampler Bag

I have loved working on this project!  It only took about a week and a half start to finish, but I have to say some of those days I worked on it all day long and into the evening.

To line the purse, I used a piece of this kimono sleeve.


 
I used a thin layer of batting between the lining and the stitched fabric.

I put the layers together, then added a beaded edge.  I made a piece of twisted cord with DMC perle #5 in color 518 for the inside edge. I put two snaps to keep the bag closed. 





I am thoroughly pleased with my new little hand bag.

18 comments:

  1. Well done! I love the colour of the lining fabric. Amazing that you completed this in just over a week :-)

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  2. It is a wonderful sampler bag - I really like it!

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  3. A beautiful bag with gorgeous lining. Well done!

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  4. The idea of putting sample stitches on ticking and then turning it into this stylish bag - with a lovely lining, is great. How did you add the beaded trim?

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  5. A wonderful sampler bag.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  6. How gorgeous is that! A very clever and cute idea!

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  7. So beautiful, love the lining material,

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  8. I love it!! Such a great finishing idea. :)

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  9. What a lovely and creative piece you have created! Congratulations!

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  10. Your stitching is so intricate. The bag turned out gorgeous!

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  11. So colorful, and the lining makes me smile!

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  12. Wow - your hand bag is so beautifully stitched and colourful. What a wonderful project and your embroidery is fantastic.

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  13. Wow - very beautifully stitched and so nice and colourful.

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  14. Lovely bag, what a great way to display your stitches

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  15. Congratulations on the DMC Feature! Your bag is so beautiful, unique and striking :) A wonderful way to experiment with embroidery stitches and use up bits and pieces of special threads and trims. Lovely work!

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