Friday, May 8, 2015

My First Needlepoint Purse - Kinda…..

I'm so very excited - I just finished making my first needlepoint purse/bag! I used the Lion canvas I finished earlier this year and featured it on the front -

The flap closure is part of a belt I no longer can wear - yes, it's too small for me - HA!

Here's the inside - a suede leopard material - complete with a label I had made:

And here's the side - again, the handle is from the same belt I grew out of (COUGH!). At least I'm still able to use it ;0)


I did the rivets - which weren't difficult at all - wo-HOO!! I'm going to design other bags - can hardly wait!!

But - now - back to Ronin's Christmas stocking….

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish! Love your ideas!!

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  2. Lovely bag and a great idea to use an old belt in that way. Well done you!

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  3. This is gorgeous!AriadnefromGreece!

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  4. What fantastic, clever work Kim! Neato!

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  5. WOW! First of all I love lions and your bag is beautiful! The belt buckle makes the lion look chic!!!
    Great job Kim! love Annette
    ps those rivets are they smooth on each side where they show? I had taken my leather notebook cover and had the rivets added. I wasn't sure about what tools were used.

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  6. Kim, this is fabulous! I absolutely love it. You put your belt to great use. I think the rivets would intimidate me... Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  7. What a beautiful bag. I love it.

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  8. Kim you are so talented! Truly a one of a kind bag. What a great way to repurpose your belt too! Fabulous job.

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  9. That is so cool! Great job. It looks amazing! :D

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  10. Yay for upcycling a belt~ I would be afraid of using needlepoint on a bag 'cause I am very rough with bags haha. But the result is quite fabulous! :D

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  11. Just exquisite & amazing! Love your beautiful work.

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  12. Reduce, re-use, recycle!! :) Great work!!
    Love the fact you've used so many different things to make this bag.
    Looks great, well done Kim x

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  13. Oh, my goodness, Kim, this bag just blows me away - it is amazing!

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