Friday, March 26, 2010

DSC Challenge - Placemat



For this red purse I use a placemat I got on sale at IKEA. I simply fold it in two then trace and cut the hole for the handle. To prevent fraying I zigzag stitched along the handle hole.



To top it off I embellished the purse with my hand embroidery - I use ribbon instead of thread. There you go, red flower buds made with french knots to compliment the red roses :)


That's not all.. besides being a clutch purse, I sometimes use it as a bag organizer. Like when you want to use a bigger bag, you can just put this purse inside the bag without the hassle of removing all the trinkets from one bag to another (and risk dropping or forgetting some items along the way).

5 comments:

we3 collective said...

what a great idea! i love the little finishing touches too! what a happy find! love the blog

nyonyakecil said...

wow love the bag! so beautiful and rapih :)

Nikki said...

Very cute clutch. I love the red flowers. They are so simple, but add just the right touch.

Care said...

I really love this! The embroidery is just the perfect touch!

feather bed said...

Soooo cute! Love the sweet little flowers :)