Friday, October 8, 2010
Miche bag cover!
I'm so excited! I finally took the time to get a pattern worked out for my Miche purse. Isn't it cute? This is design number two actually. The first is flat wrap around cover. If you are familiar with Miche bags, you know the type I'm talking about. I liked it ok, but I'm much happier with the end covered style of cover.
There are still a few tiny issues to work out. One being the interfacing/reinforcement issue. Miche uses some kind of very stiff cardboard, so you can't wash their covers at all. I found this out the hard way and now have a corduroy cover that has to be repaired. Very sad. I loved that cover. I used needlepoint plastic canvas in this one and it's not bad. It's still not quite what I need; it's a little floppy for this use. It has to be very stiff to hold the cover tightly against the purse.
The flowers are hand sewn simple gathered fabric flowers. Just the finishing touch it needed. I bought the fabric because I loved it and didn't think about clothes it would match. I went through my closet last night and discovered three shirts that weren't plain white that do match and I have a shirt that's been in my to be finished pile for over year that's the perfect color of yellow. What a great discovery.
Next up is new black handles. It would be best if I had a black base for this cover, but I don't, so I'm going to buy some fake leather at Jo-Ann to make a new set. They will be a proper length unlike the set I have now. I may leave this cover on a lot just because I like the handles better.