After using one of my quilted handbags, I decided it needed some redesigning. It had one magnetic closure at the top middle and that was not enough to keep everything inside.
So I decided to add two more magnetic clasps.
Then I had quite a problem.
How was I going to cover the exposed metal?
My immediate idea was to make a fabric flower, but I didn't have any of the red/gold striped fabric and I used my last button cover last week. None of the red fabric in my sewing room seemed to work. Then I opened my little drawer full of bias binding and look what was right on top...
I must admit I was happy to have found something that was all ready for me to gather. I just cut four pieces and hemmed one end and gathered the other.
Then I rummaged around for something to use for the middle. Imagine my surprise when I pulled a bag full of button covers from another drawer!
I bought them in May of '09 and forgot I had them. I do love when I am surprised by things like this.
I made four buttons of the same fabric as the button already on the handbag. Then I got out the hot glue gun and attached two to the front and two to the back.
I would have preferred to have used the same red fabric as that already in the bag, but I think the red polka dots work OK and I am so much happier because now the bag stays shut!
Now I wonder if I need one more flower right smack in the middle at the bottom. What do you think - would another flower be too much?
Happy Halloween - Here it is Halloween 2015 and I have done absolutely Nothing! No table, no Halloween décor...............so sad......................... Last Halloween...
2 years ago