I added lace to this little Coach Evening Bag and made my own Lace Embellished Coach Evening Bag. I love the way it came out and it was very simple to do.
Though before I do that I want to give you a little more background on me. I have had several businesses over the past 16 years, and they all center around designing. I have sewn since I was a teenager. I truly love sewing and don't get to do enough of it. I was a fine arts major in college, and then did additional schooling for graphic design, and finally clothing design. I started in the late 90's with a slipcover business and I made custom slipcovers, bedding, pillows, and other things along those lines. I then started a clothing design business, because I thought that would be a lot more fun the doing furniture. For me designing clothing is a passion. I love the whole process from the drawings, to making the patterns, to picking the fabrics, and actually putting it all and seeing the finished results. I don't do as much designing as I used to, I mostly design hand knits for my online store Dreams by Debi. Though you will see a T-shirt and skirt in the next week that I designed.
When I was starting to do this bag, I was originally going to put rhinestones on it, and then I decided to go another way. I started pulling trim out of my trim cupboard and was trying to decide between bead fringe or lace. The lace won. I love lace even more then I love shiny stuff. Now on to my Lace Embellished Coach Evening Bag.
Lace Embellished Coach Evening Bag
1 evening bag (mine was purchased from Goodwill for $14.99 in January)
5 inch wide lace (enough to go around the bag plus 1 inch, mine was 24 inches total 23 for the bag and 1" extra)
Allene's fabric glue
straight pins (to hold glued lace in place)
tissue paper to stuff bag
white chalk to mark top of bag for lace
1. Stuff purse with tissue paper, so that the sides are not flimsy. You want them pushed out so that they are easier to work with.
2. Measure 1 inch down from the top of the bag and mark the bag with the white chalk around the bag.
3. Starting at center of the narrow side of the bag dab glue on your lace and put the lace on the bag tacking the lace in place to the bag with your straight pins.
4. Work your way around the narrow side of the bag and down one long side dabbing glue on the lace and tacking the lace in place with the pins. (once the glue is dry you can remove the pins)
5. Let the glue dry, and then you can start working on the other narrow side of the bag and down the opposite long side, dabbing glue and tacking the lace in place with your straight pins.
6. Let glue dry before working around the last narrow side of the bag. (once the glue is dry you can remove the pins)
7. Dab glue on the very end of your lace and fold over 1/2 inch of lace to the inside and pin the lace together until the glue dries.
8. After the glue has dried on the end piece, remove the pins. Then you will finish dabbing glue on your lace and tacking it to the purse and making sure it is attached with the pins.
9. Let dry and remove pins.
This is a pretty simple project, it took me about 2 hours total, but with letting the glue dry it was about 24 hours.
I hope that you like my Lace Embellished Coach Evening Bag. I decided that I am going to give it to my Mom for Mother's Day. It will make a great gift for her. I always love hearing from you.
Have a great weekend!!!