Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Gallery, Final

snail purse crayon tint with embroidery

I added a plexi-glass bottom to the purse. [I cut it out on the bandsaw ;)] It keep the bottom firm and all my little ‘junk’ won’t sag into oblivion. Continue Reading →

Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Finishing, Part 18

tutorial finishing the close of japanese knot bag

We last ended matching up our handles after turning the entire purse right-side-out. We left the last 1/4 in. not UNsewn and those are the free ends that we are Continue Reading →

Tutorial/Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Turning a Reversible Purse/Bag Part 17

turn a reversible purse

Yesterday, we left the snail bag with this little hole in the handle and are now expected to turn this little baby inside out. What we need to do is: Continue Reading →

Tutorial/Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Sewing the Japanese Knot Bag, front to back, Part 16

sew front to back of japanese knot bag

Yesterday, we got the circle shaped bottom of the bag sewn into the purse tube of the Japanese Knot Bag. Here are the results with the extra piping added in Continue Reading →

Tutorial/Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Sewing a Circle into a Tube, Part 15

tutorial sewing a circle to a tube

Whew! Many parts to building this little snail bag…but it’s been really fun to create and very satisfying to see it come to life. It’s become so much more than Continue Reading →

Tutorial/Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Marking Circle for Sewing, Part 14

tutorial marking circle for sewing

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun! Getting that round circle piece into the tube requires some folding and marking. We will mark 4 points on the circle Continue Reading →

Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Applique Snails on Outer Fabric, Part 13

tutorial applique snails on outside of japanese knot bag

The purse gets it ‘purse-onality’! We left off with a outer purse shell prepared like this: All the snails were washed and blocked. Each embroidered snail piece was appliqued to Continue Reading →

Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, Sewing Outer Purse Fabric Part 12

tutorial sew outer purse fabric

*We’ve taken a lot of pictures to aid with the construction of this bag. The next few posts will split the pictures into segments of construction. Doing this may clear Continue Reading →

Embroidery Project – Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery, “Wash Day” Snail Embroidery Part 11

snail embroidery wash day

If you are new to the Snail Trail, “The Snails” are part of a master plan found in Part 1. *Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 1 Continue Reading →

Embroidery Project-Cotton Ginny’s Cellphone Catty-Hand Embroidered Embellishments-Part 2

kitty phone cover

Cotton Ginny’s Cellphone Catty, Kitty Cat project started here. ——————————- The Embellished Kitty Cat Here is the front of the cute little kitty with it’s felt embellishments for the little Continue Reading →