Friday, June 21, 2013
Finished Objects Friday
Pattern: Linen Stitch Coin Purse by Mimi Hill
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk (used 16gr) with 4 inch metal purse frame from Sugar Carousel
Needle Size: US 3 (3.25 mm)
Comments: Mine worked up a touch big; narrowing the width by 4 stitches might eliminate the slight pucker of fabric eased into the metal purse frame. I sewed my seams on the machine but next time I'll hand stitch them. And really, I need to get over my fear of sewing to make a fabric liner for the next one - it'd be so much nicer and sturdier!
Gluing the fabric into the frame with super tacky white glue - the kind that dries clear - worked fine. A tooth pick came in handy to really wedge that fabric into the channels on the metal frame. I let the glue dry for a couple of days and then sewed the fabric to the frame using a tiny little needle and the pre-punched holes in the metal frame. Once that sewing was done I used nail polish remover to clean up the splotches of dried glue on the metal frame. Worked perfectly!
I love this little purse! Looks like this'd make a great Christmas gift, especially if I tuck a gift card inside :)
Pattern: Tangled Happy Wand by Sara Freisberg
Yarn: Shelridge Farms Soft Touch DKW (used 20 gr)
Hook Size: 3.75 mm
Modifications: I omitted the final round on each individual star and then used that round as the joining round. I don't think it improved it, so I'll do another few as written. Following a suggestion I saw in another Raveler's notes, I used a dollar store wooden spoon for the stem rather than a dowel - the star topper stays on the spoon face without any trouble!
Comments: Cute and quick little project; I only wish I was more confident in my embroidery. You don't even want to know how many times I ripped that out and redid it! I'm hoping to make a handful more of these for the craft show tomorrow.
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