Sep 282012
 
Making a Sisal Applique

Video- 13:07 mins. There are times you will want to add a special touch to your design using different materials. Some of these materials are best used on surfaces as an applique. In this video you will see how to quickly make a decorative sisal applique that can be applied to your purse or decorative item.

Oct 052011
 

Video- 4:59 mins. There are a few tools you may want to have in your ever growing arsenal of sewing and craft tools. I’ve put this clip together to help you identify some of the items you may see me using from time to time.  The tools I am referring to are for the Teri Monique style purses which we […]

Oct 052011
 
Laying Out an Enclosed Purse

Video-  23:59 Purse making & design is easier than it really looks when it is approached in a simple step-by-step fashion. Watch the unfolding of the simple steps to laying out a fully enclosed purse. There is no need for confusion and you don’t have to be a fashion illustrator or an artist to design your purses.

Oct 032011
 
Attaching Purse Sides

Video- 11:04 mins. Once you’ve completed your purse you need to take a few minutes to assemble it by attaching its sides. Watch video demonstration of the sides of this firm bodied purse being attached. This quick and easy techniques gives a clean, professional finish you can be proud of.

Jun 142011
 
Straw At An Angle

Video- 14:01 mins. Straw adds an amazing texture to handbags. It comes in so many styles and colors that there should never be a humdrum handbag on the planet. But a lot of the interest comes from knowing how to put the straw together for a professional and exciting appearance even if you are using a basic straw plait. In […]

Jun 142011
 
Installing Bamboo Handles

Video- 15:29 mins. One of the favorite handles folks like to use with casual straw purses are bamboo handles. Watch this demonstration of installing a round bamboo handle to a straw bag. This video shows the use of one strap per handle but you may use 2 or 3 if you wish; the same principles apply. Simply choose your strap […]

Jun 132011
 
Sewing Straw

Video- 14:11 mins. Once the basics are grasped in sewing straw plait then it is full speed ahead for creating awesome straw purses, mats, baskets and whatever your heart desires. This video demonstrates the basics of sewing straw for your amazing creations using a basic straw plait. Jazz up your designs with custom dyed designer plaits. See a variety of […]