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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Talavera Purse

Instead of working on one of many, many unfinished projects, what do I do when walking by a pile of denim jean scraps in my sewing room?  Yet another light bulb turned on in a burst of light in my chandelier head to create something new from something old.  

This was practically ready-made --with just a few hours of engineering to get the look I wanted. 

Before I could get the lining (with elastic pouch pocket) and ring tab to hold a set of keys sewn into it, my middle daughter had a hold of it and wouldn't let go.  It will make its premier showing tomorrow as we travel on vacation. 

The talavera embroidery design is from the Embroidery Library with a few crystals on the body for a little sparkly.  The strap is a belt left completely intact with the silver rings. These can be used to hold a scarf or as another way to carry the purse.

I still have the other half of the jeans -- so maybe I'll get a purse too -- unless my other daughter sees what I am making.  

Update -- I am delighted that the Embroidery Library posted this project on their facebook page resulting in 143 Likes; 9 comments, and 20 shares -- and 266 views on my blog! 


Anonymous said...

This is absolutely darling. I never thought to use elastic waist jeans other than to cut up and discard the top. Now I am out digging in my stash!

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