Continued from Part 2
2-layer handstitched cupcake purses instructions are provided by Sarah. Visit Sarah's Blog and Sarah's website for more free tutorials.
push your needle through from the back as close to your thread as possible.
pull the thread through but leave a little loop.
pass your needle through the loop (from front to back) and pull it firmly.
You've just done your first blanket stitch.
repeat the steps...needle through from the back to the front...
...leave a loop, needle through the loop from front to back, pull firmly, next stitch.
the secret to neat blanket stitches (according to little old me) is to keep the horizontal stitch the same length as the vertical stitch. The more you practise judging it by eye the easier it will get...it's also easier if you do a larger blanket stitch (about 5mm)
keep stitching round the curves
and tra-la! you've made your very own cupcake purse....
...complete with zip !!
The decorations you can use on this purse are un-limited, I made a pink & a blue one and will be making lots more, in all sorts of colours and with all sorts of decorations. I have set up a flick image group and would love it if you'd all add your purses to it too :-)
Have fun sewing & let me know if the instructions don't make sense!!
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 06 May, 2009.