Hello! Tami Sanders here today to show you another great way to use TCW templates. I’ll show you how to use the wonderful TCW designs to embellish home decor, clothing, accessories and more with embroidery!
For today’s project, I’ll be turning a burlap pillow cover from 7gypsies Canvas Corp Brand into a retro-look satchel purse. I was hoping that I had received the round pillow cover like Lynne used in her Textiles and Templates post back in June. I was envisioning a drawstring type purse made using that form. BUT… I didn’t get the round form, I got a rectangle form. But i STILL wanted to make a purse!
So I played with it awhile, turning it around and folding it this way and that. And then, with just ONE simple fold, I figured out how i COULD turn this pillow cover into a purse! A retro-style satchel purse with a fold over flap.
With that figured out, all I needed to decide on was how to embellish it. I had a HUGE STACK of new templates to play with, so I started there, pulling out ones I thought would work for this project.
The weave in the burlap looked like it would work well with embroidered designs. And I remembered shopping bags I’d seen in Mexico that had black outlined designs filled in with wool embroidery designs, so I used those colorful images for inspiration.
With my plan in place I got to work, and here is my finished pillow cover turned purse… I’ve put together a step-by-step how to guide to make this project yourself on Snapguide: Embroidered Burlap Purse With TCW Templates
You can view ALL the brand spanking NEW! stencil designs here…
I’m sure you will find some designs that inspire YOU to create!
OTHER: 7gyspsies: Canvas Corp: Rectangle Burlap Pillow Cover, Beacon’s Fabri-Tac or Quick Grip Glue, Assorted Colors of Cotton Craft Embroidery Thread, Tapestry Needle, Blue Painter’s Tape, Vintage Buttons and Vintage Buttons
Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member