Sunday, November 30, 2014

Needlepoint Bag - My First

I really, REALLY want to make Catherine Parr up in a needlepoint bag.  I didn't want to royally (sorry about the pun) mess it up, so decided to have a go on a piece of needlework I stitched over 25 years ago.  It was a pillow, but the velveteen had faded so much, I ripped it apart.  Given it was my first attempt at stitching up a needlepoint bag, it's not bad.  But there has to be an easier way to do this than by the seat of my pants.

The inside is lined with a light pink moire and the back is a wine-colored velveteen.  If anyone can direct me to a tutorial or something that can show me how to attach a cord, I'd appreciate it.  Right now,  it's strapless - GASP!  (HA!) I may just leave it that way…..

Now on to stitch for  a Christmas card exchange.

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

13 comments:

  1. I love your gorgeous needlepoint bag! I don't know of any tutorial but I can suggest my own thoughts.
    If you were to open the top seams between the outer bag and lining,
    slip in one cord end between and slip stitch close with placing extra stitches thru the cord and layers of fabric. Then repeat on the other side. Hope this helps.
    love Annette

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  2. Love your bag, it's just beautiful. Sorry can't help with tutorial or finishing. I'm not any good at sewing.

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  3. Love the bag Kim. What a great idea.

    Linda

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  4. It's beautiful! Love how it came out.

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  5. It's so lovely! The colors are great. I've never tried finishing anything off like this, but I really like the effect :D

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  6. It is.....quite simply......gorgeous! And to think you stitched it so many years ago!

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  7. There are a few tutorials out there....here is one....http://www.threadingmyway.com/2013/07/small-lined-drawstring-bag-tutorial.html. The stitching is lovely. It will make a lovely bag.

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  8. Ooooh, I LOVE it!! It looks fantabulous, well done!! xxx

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  9. Oh its so pretty... very delicate looking.. and such an adorable design too :)
    Smiles :)

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  10. Very pretty, Kim! Love the colors in this one :)

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