Did you want to make for yourself Hand Embroidery Flower Design Purse and you didn’t know how to start the creative process from scratch? You are in the right place. I have been thinking about creating a small purse for myself for some time now and I really enjoyed the time that it took for the idea to grow inside me. Now I want to share my process as a step-by-step tutorial with you for free.
My small purse will have to fit in with my family life, so I will share with you my progress each week. My goal is to improve my skills with satin stitch or as some call it – thread painting with long and short stitch.
Week 1: Gather your materials & look for your dream flower design
I have made my purchase of materials and I bought the following :
- zipper (25 cm),
- interlining (24 cm / 20 cm),
- outside fabric (24 cm / 20 cm),
- inside fabric (24 cm / 20 cm),
- fabric for a handle (26 cm / 6 cm).
IMPORTANT: you need to wash and iron your fabric before you sew it – if you don’t you may get distortions in the fabric after the first wash.
TIP for SIZE of Purse: I measured my old purse and adjusted the size for a new purse that it will be big enough for my phone, wallet & face mask.
For the embroidery you will need:
- pattern/design (I draw my own design size),
- transfer pen,
- threads (DMC or any other),
- hoop or frame (I used my frame, but it could be done with hoop too).
My lotus inspiration flower pattern:
Here is a beautiful example of the satin stitch needle technique that I wish to improve during next weeks:
Here is a very nice YouTube video – here you can see how satin stitch can also be done with Luneville hook. I prefer to use a hook when I work on large embroidery areas because it is quicker to cover large areas and also it is easier to correct the mistakes (in case you make them).
Week 2: Transfer your pattern, choose your threads & start working on a Lotus leave
I have put organza onto my frame – I decided to do part of my embroidery with a Luneville hook. I have transferred the pattern to organza, using a white roller.
I have decided to first start working on Lotus leave. It is a very big leave and that is why I have chosen to embroider it with satin stitch in Luneville technique.
Here is my front side …
… and here is my backside.
Week 3: Still working on a Lotus leave
I am still working on my Lotus leave – it is a very big leave, but with the Luneville technique my progress is much faster than with the needle technique.
Week 4: Start working on Lotus flower petals
This week I have started working on Lotus flowers. I have decided to use the same technique. The outside of flower petals is shaded, So I have selected a 6 strand thread Ljubica, no. 538. If you will embroider with the Luneville technique, I recommend that you cut a length that you are comfortable working with.
PRO TIP1: I use only 2 strands of 6 strand thread for luneville embroidery.
PRO TIP:2 If you will work with the needle, then you can use 6 strands or 4 strands. The number of strands that you decide to you, allows you to add more texture to your Lotus flower (6 strands) or make a more delicate look (4 strands.)
Week 5: I have added lace to decorate Lotus flower petals
I have finished my pink leaves on my lotus. I really enjoyed working on them. I didn’t quite know how I will proceed – the answer came quite unexpectedly. I was looking for materials for my next project that’s starts on 31. January – THE100DAYPROJECT, when I found beautiful lace inside my craft drawer. I have carefully attached it over my embroidery canvas and started working around leaves with small stitches – I used my Luneville hook – but you can get the same result with the needle.
PRO TIP 1: Use sharp scissors for cutting lace.
PRO TIP 2: Have good lighting when you are doing this – the best light you can have is natural daylight. Turn around the piece if necessary
PRO TIP 3: TAKE YOUR TIME! seriously – do not hurry. If you are in a hurry, do this step another time.
Week 6: I have added 11/0 and 15/0 beads to decorate Lotus flower petals
I have decided to decorate Lotus flower petals with 15/0 Preciosa beads. These beads are very small and look very delicate as an edge border. I am sewing them by hand and with a needle. It takes more time than I expected. When I saw I put nice music, then I listen and I sew – it is like meditation time for me. I take it slowly and enjoy the process as it progresses, bead by bead.
Week 7: Sewing of Hand Embroidery Flower Design Purse
I am a beginner when it comes to sewing, so I have used YouTube to find this lady that has very clear instructions for sewing. I followed her instructions, and everything went smoothly.
My cutest small purse is finished <3
I am so excited 🙂 I finished my first Hand Embroidery Flower Design Purse with a unique pattern – if you meet me, you will probably see me carrying it.
I hope I have answered a question on how to sew a hand embroidery Flower design Purse. I have really enjoyed writing step by step free tutorials, so more of them will be coming 🙂 I have already planned my next project.
If you have any questions about how to Sew a Hand Embroidery Flower Design Purse, please, let me know in the comments and I will be happy to reply as soon as possible 🙂
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