Ohhh look here - "Sewing Purse" by Lynette Anderson Designs. This kit from Patchwork Chicks here in the UK is perfect for me to use to save my pennies in ready for FOQ 2016!!! It includes the pattern, all the fabrics and threads and stabiliser for the appliquéd front and back of the purse and even includes the pre-made purse too. It didn't take long to trace the applique shapes onto fusible applique paper, and using the apliquick rods and glue-stick method, the applique was soon hand stitched to the background fabric...
...the stitchery design was traced onto the background fabric with a Micro Pigma pen, fused a piece of weaveline to the back of the fabric, and embroidered the design with back stitch, satin stitch and colonial knots. I used a few Clover Wonder Clips to hold the appliquéd purse front in place before securing it with hand sewing. I used a curved needle, which was quite tricky, then I managed to break 2 and resorted to an ordinary hand sewing needle which was even more tricky...
...and finally this is the result of 3 evenings spent hand sewing. The purse measures 7.75" x 4" and the pictures below show the front and the back of the purse. I really am addicted to applique! I'm saving my pennies in this special purse ready for the Festival Of Quilts 2016.
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