I was lucky enough to be given a big box full of fabric bits and pieces recently, one of which was this gorgeous piece of thick woollen fabric (it would have made a gorgeous coat!). The piece in my box had one straight end which had obviously been cut, whilst the opposite end was the natural selvage and it had a beautiful ruffle effect to it.
The shape and size of the material lent itself beautifully to a small bag or purse, so I set about finding some suitable lining fabric and a couple of buttons.
I hand stitched the lining in place so that it wouldn’t show up on the front of the bag.
Once the lining was done, I used 2 strands of embroidery thread to sew up the sides using a large, decorative blanket stitch.
All that was left was to sew on two buttons for decorations, and then pop some press studs under the buttons to close the purse.
I think this purse could very well be the new home for my embroidery thread stash!