Envelope on a Braid
Added Apr 16, 2010
I measured out what I needed to carry, found some fabric laying around that I loved, and an antique button from my great-great-grandma’s button jar. I made a long rectangle shape, with a triangular flap measured in. I added an inside pocket to hold the phone and keys. The outside is a polyester blend, and the inside is a black denim. I couldn’t find anything suitable for the strap, but remembered the tutorial on braiding fabric for a halter shirt/dress/what-have-you and wanted to try that. The strap is very comfortable and stays on the shoulder very nicely this way. I liked the way the strap looked tied together so I found a way to make the tassel a part of the design. I may put beads on that later. I broke the sewing machine needle early on, so about 90 percent of this purse is hand sewn. It was simple and it is functional.
fabric, lining fabric, button, thread, Velcro or a snap.