Thursday, December 27, 2018

New pocketbook

I found this piece of Pendleton wool a couple years ago and wanted to make a purse out of it.

Searching around I found this bag pattern from  I like to use Texture magic so ordered the pattern.


I had a piece of fine leather so I cut out the flap 30% larger then the pattern sewed batting and texture magic to it and using steam shrank the texture magic giving this puffy effect.  I then sewed beads at each intersection

I know this doesn't look like the same fabric but it is all the same piece. Under the flap is a pocket I sewed on with beads and using floss went around the pocket with the (my favorite) Portuguese knot stitch.

Had to bead the hands!


Still a work in progress ... the strap was really hard as my machine would not go through all the thicknesses.  The flap is just basted on , no lining yet and more support for the strap nest time. 


  1. I took a professional level class in millinery and bag making back in the day. On a bag like this, I would extend the straps around the bottom, like a circle. Then your sure they’ll hold

  2. Wow, great looking purse. Love the bead work.

    Have a wonderful 2019 ~ FlowerLady

  3. Don't 'cha love when a project finally comes together? Sometimes a piece of fabric waits for years to be used in my stash. beautiful job!

  4. I never would have thought that you could use Texture Magic on leather - what a great effect and so perfect with the fabric you used. Looks great!

  5. Awesome bag. Thanks for sharing the process.