Friday, April 26, 2013

A Vintage bag makeover

 The front and outside of the vintage black bag.  I purchased this at a local collectibles shop.  Then I dumped a collections of different green and gold beads in a tray, threaded up my needle and stitched them on the outside of the bag, catching only the outside fabric.  Kind of like a leaf or whatever design.  I just kept adding them until I liked how they all looked.  There are bugle, seed, oblongs, squares, rectangles in the collection.
I also added an initial to the inside in all gold beads.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

My jaw just dropped! How clever! This is fabulous, but sadly, my initial isn't M so this is not for me.

Oh, well, it is a fun and creative way to recycle a purse.

NCPat said...

LOL, sorry, Jane, this one isn't yours. But it is a fun thing to do!

Pamela said...

What a great idea! I love it!