Sunday, 19 September 2010

My finished, beaded handbag.

It's been a little while since I have posted anything. Alas, the hand sewing of my 18th Century petticoat is making slow but steady progress. I have a habit of going off on a tangent in the middle of a project, I've tried to not do this but I find that if I have an idea it's best to just go with it and come back to whatever I was doing afterwards. So, here's the handbag I had an unstoppable urge to made.

The handbag itself is pretty simple and quick to assemble. It's lined and it has a middle layer of foamy type fabric to give it extra stability. It took somewhere around twelve hours to make, most of that time was taken up with the embellishing.

A close up of the decoration and beading.

The design and construction need a few tweaks here and there but I'm very happy with it.