This butterfly purse was a kit and included the canvas, the thread, and the purse. After stitching the butterfly panel, I attached it to the purse with invisible thread.
I made this purse and the little bag for inside when I was in high school, using a pair of old jeans. The brown and orange lining was a dress I liked but could no longer wear.
This puzzle purse was a 20th anniversary Carolina Sampler Guild project. The colors and motifs are all symbols of things in the guild, but I can’t remember what they all are. Stitching was the easy part of this project; getting it to fold just right was more difficult.
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I am quite pleased with this ribbon and beaded purse and carry it when I get dressed up. Deanna Powell taught this class at the Richmond EGA National Seminar. The ribbons were attached to muslin, then the seams covered with seed beads in a fly stitch. The beaded strap is done in peyote stitch.
We will soon be home from our trip and back to regular posts. Stay tuned.