#7362 Sep 22, 2004
If you're concerned about the spot where you attach the strap looking
ugly, then make it into something decorative. You can anchor your strap
to the OUTSIDE of the purse, and then cover the spot with a decorative
button, group of buttons, beaded button, coil of pretty cording, etc.
If you like, then you can add a tassel of pretty beads, a store bought
If your purse has a flap, repeat the decorative element on the lowest
point of the flap for more decoration and continuity.
As for the purse itself, it can be a simple envelope, or more complex.
I'll look for some links. If you knit or crochet, and have access to
wool, felted knit or crocheted bags are all the rage. You knit them big
and sloppy on big needles, assemble the bag, and then wash in hot water
and a little detergent until the bag shrinks up and becomes firm. Lots
of fun and a great project for beginning knitters.
Hope this helps.
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