Monday, 24 March 2014

Pouchette - Finished

In addition to the front and back, the design for the pouchette includes 2 lengths of decorative trim four round ‘buttons’. Both were quick to bead but the keeping the buttons perfectly round was challenging.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

With all the beading complete I was ready to construct the pouchette. First, I finished the beading as described here, except that I no longer use glue. Instead I first tack the foam and interfacing to the wrong side of the beading. I then turn the seam allowance and hand stitch it into place. I use a herring bone stitch and stitch through the seam allowance, the interfacing and the foam but never through the main fabric. I then remove the tacking stitches.

A small piece of synthetic velvet was supplied with the main fabric to trim the pouchette. I found a piece of antique silk velvet on the internet that was big enough to line the pouchette as well as trim it. I cut the lining and trim in one piece and machine stitched it to the beading.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

The decorative trim is used to conceal this seam. I first trimmed the seam allowance and slip stitched them in down, then hand stitched the trim in place.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I then placed the front and back lining pieces right sides facing and machine stitched them together, leaving an opening on each side. I then folded the ‘trim’ part of the velvet in half so the lining was in place and top stitched 2 cm from the top of the trim to form a channel for the cord handles. The front and back beaded pieces were then hand stitched together sandwiching the lining between them.

Once I had threaded the cord handles through the channels, the ends are secured and neatened with the beaded ‘buttons’.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching


Rachel said...

It looks gorgeous! Now - to quote Tricia - Sit Back And Admire!

Wendy said...

it is just stunning, what fabulous work. I wouldn't dare put anything in it though, It would be exclusively for admiring!

Cath said...

This is a fantastic finish. You must be very pleased with it. What design will you do next?

Createology said...

I am visiting from Susan, Plays With Needles. I am breathless over your Japanese bead embroidery. Thank you.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I am here visiting from Susan's blog as well. Nice to meet you and see your beautiful work!