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

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 the bright pink felt using a sewing machine set to straight stitch. Then those ‘portrait pieces’ were appliqued to the outer purse fabric while it could lay flat, only seamed on one side as shown above.

Here the “Iron Day” snail is on the side seam that was accessible while the outer fabric laid flat with only one seam sewn.

All 6 snails fit well around the little Japanese Knot Bag! To get the “Clean Day” snail to place over the other side seam, we had to sew the second side seam after appliquing 5 snails onto the outer purse fabric. Once the purse was a “tube”, the “Clean Day” snail was positioned and sewn in a rather tricky, tight space on the sewing machine.

Now for the purse bottom. To add some “bling” we’ll add some green piping while sewing in the circle bottom.

It’s a little tricky, so we’ll have to figure out how to squeeze this round thing into the tube end…

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!

———–Helpful Information———

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 1 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 2 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 3 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 4 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 5 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 6 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 7 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 8 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 9 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 10 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 11 (Click Here)

Find Small Snail Purse/Bag with Vintage Snail Embroidery Part 12 (Click Here)

Find Sue of Berkshire Cottage (Click Here)

Find Helen of Show Your Workings (Japanese Knot Bag Tutorial) (Click Here)

Find My “Tinting Fabric with Crayon” Tutorial (Click Here)

Find My Iron On Transfer Tutorial (Click Here)

Find Flickr Group Hoop Love Vintage Transfers (Click Here)

Find Yahoo!Group Hand Embroidery (Click Here)

Find Hand Embroidery Group Blog (Click Here)

Find Hand Embroidery Group Summer Creativity Challenge (Click Here)

Find Stitchy Britches Blog (Click Here)

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