A while ago, I promised to share the results of a small project using the Spanish Hemstitch Equipment. I promise, the little purse I made didn’t really take that long!
I came across a tutorial for a small triangular pouch, “humbug shaped” and thought it the perfect application for the technique I just explored. The seams didn’t need to be strong, the decorative stitching would add interest and that little purse would be great for keeping a few coins in the car, ready for the parking machine.
Well, it always helps to have a purpose in mind, doesn’t it?
I cut the pieces exactly as the tutorial from a few scraps of Japanese fabric I’d had in my stash for a while. I also had a short red zip on hand too, so no question about what colour lining and stitching to choose.
Though I used an indigo dyed cord to thread through the stitching, I later wished I’d left it more open, to allow the red lining fabric to show through. Next time, perhaps!
The end result is quite cute and works well. I had a small label “fabriqué a la maison” which I inserted in the seam, too
In no time at all, my little humbug purse was finished. Such a quick, cute project is an easy gift to make – perhaps I’ll buy a couple of short zips to have ready for the next ones?