Collage Purse & Bra elastic

What does bra elastic have to do with my collage purse I am working on? Bra elastic actually makes wonderful binding for this purse!! Here’s the proof:


The last time I visited my good pal, Lori Seavey-Christian- down in So Cal, we went to the Fiber Swap Meet with Capril and found some terrific elastic. This day was documented in Lori’s blog here.

braelastic.jpg Here’s the elastic….

and here it is used on my purse:


I am so glad to have finally found a good use for this stuff! I had tried crocheting with it, but it didn’t look right.

The purse is almost finished, but it still needs handles and embellishments! The flower is actually a 3D flower- which I like. It still needs some beadwork, too. Right now, to me the bag looks naked without some beading.

Does anyone out there in Blog-ville make and create your own purses or bags?? I would love to show some and showcase them next month on my blog. If you have something you want to share, just drop me a comment and I will contact you.

Regards, Carla

postscript: Here is a finished picture of the purse:


8 thoughts on “Collage Purse & Bra elastic

  1. Thank you! I love how the bra elastic behaves as the binding. It stretches nicely around curves and fits oh, so snug. No unsightly bra lines in the back either! LOL!

  2. Carla… i thoroughly enjoy seeing your new creations every day… it does however point out how uncreative i have been these days… but at least i can live vicariously through you.. HA…. This is really fun! So colorful!

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