When I was gathering ideas on coin purse construction and decoration, I ran across a handmade item finished with a beaded blanket stitch. That made my ears perk up! How fun would that be? So when I wanted to make my neighbor a little thank you gift this weekend for spontaneously bringing us dinner (how nice was she?), I thought it was high time to try it out.
A few things of note:
1. I have a Silhouette and used white iron on transfer material to add the name.
2. I used Vinyl Fuse on fabric to give this a glossy shine. I put the Vinyl Fuse on after I ironed on the name, so the name is protected from wear and tear.
3. The fabric frays a bit on the edges, despite using Vinyl Fuse, which is really what prompted me to bust out the beaded blanket stitch. Perhaps if I treated the back with Heat N' Bond I'd have avoided the issue. But than will the die cut through? See...all about exploration and not being afraid to give it a go. Next time.
I used the Seasonal Stitches: Butterflies die for this project. I also pulled the little swirly wing detail from the Seasonal Stitches: Birds to create the detail on the sides. In order to keep it symmetrical, I cut one into the front side of the purse and one into the backside of the purse.
Check out that beaded blanket stitch. I tried to find a You Tube tutorial for you, but came up short. But it is easy...I figured it out, after all. Stitch up the sides using a blanket stitch, but each time before you insert your needle into the back to create another stitch, put a bead on your thread and push it all the way to the purse. I used size 6 seed beads. Could have probably gone a little bigger. Next time. Thinking my little girl might like a rainbow beaded blanket stitch.
So that's it. Just having fun exploring and playing with what materials I use on the Coin Purse Dies. Good playtime.
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Coin Purse Dies, Seasonal Stitches: Butterfly, Seasonal Stitches: Birds