Table Runner Purse
Create a custom purse in a snap with this chic project shared by guest Pat DeSantis.
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Materials and Tools:
table runner with pointed ends
1 yard of Wire Edge or regular ribbon (we used a cross-dyed blue, Wrights item # 222 2169 009)
spool of 20-gauge wire – color-coordinated to table runner and bead colors
package of applique - Wrights Item # 196 7325 003
package of applique - Wrights Item # 196 7336 004
2 packages of appliques - Wrights Item # 196 7326 001
1 tassel - Wrights Item # 144 9086 528
3/4 yard cord - Wrights Item # 183 6141 528
3/4 yard braid - Wrights Item # 144 6128 838
1 package of miscellaneous beads (4mm)
1. Cut table runner in half crosswise.2. If the table runner doesn't have pointed ends, fold the corners of the finished end in toward the center until they meet and form a point. Glue in place with fabric glue (Figure A).
3. Clean finish the raw edge on end where you cut, gluing one length of braid to top and one on bottom of raw edge. Tip: Position braid so it is half over edge, therefore gluing the two braids together, sandwiching the edge in between (Figure C).4. With wrong sides together, fold this end up a third of the length plus three inches. This will form the pocket of the purse.
5. Pin in place.
6. Mark at the fold and open up.
7. Draw a trailing looping line for the "vine" (Figure D).
8. Glue the cord over the marked line (Figure E).
9. Determine position for appliqués and mark.
10. Following manufacturer's directions, iron the appliqués in place, over the vines.
12. Fold the top, pointed end over pocket and press (Figure G). This becomes the flap to close the purse.
1. Cut 18 pieces of wire measuring six inches long.
2. String 27 beads on wire leaving 1/2 inch on ends exposed. Close the end to make a loop. Make 18 beaded loops (Figure H).
3. Weave ribbon through the beaded rings, over and under (Figure I) until you have them all attached together.
4. Leave several inches of ribbon free at each end; and tie in decorative knot.
5. Stitch through knot to top of "pocket" part of purse at each side (Figure K).
6. Squeeze the loops until they are less rounded and more squared in shape.
7. Stitch or glue tassel to point of flap.
8. Add one part of a hook and loop dot to the point, under the tassel on the flap and the other at the place where it falls on pocket for the closure.
Guest Joy Meadows shows how to dye silk to make a scarf, mantel scarf or table runner.