|The button loop and the handles needed to be tacked down before stitching in the lining.|
Here is the loop with the threads still hanging.
|Here is Cable Purse.|
She turned out rather well I think.
|Loop and button together at last.|
Since the loop is somewhat thick I needed to allow for that when I sewed the button to its place.
(I meant to take a photo of that, but couldn't get the angle in the small space.)
Basically the button is placed where I wanted it and a chopstick is placed on top of it between the 2 holes. Then I stitched up through the first hole and brought the thread over the chopstick and down into the second hole. This is repeated a few times, then the thread is knotted. THEN to make a thread shank under the button for the thickness of the loop, I brought the thread between the button and the fabric and circled the thread around the two threads under the button. Now it has a sturdy shank keeping the button up off the fabric. Then the loop can have a place to go.
If this seems a bit unclear, Martha Stewart has great instructions and diagrams for this.
Go HERE to see them.
Two Views of the Inside of the Purse:
|Just as a little more information, the dimensions of this bag are as follows:|
Width at base: 91/4"
Width at top: 7"
Base to top: 7 1/4"
Strap: 12" drop
(Thought you might like to know.)