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Victorian Drawstring Purse

crazy pieced purse
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This opulent reticule, pieced from lustrous scraps of iridescent silk and cotton, is embroidered front and back with shimmering metallic threads, seed beads, buttons, and charms.

The techniques covered in project are crazy piecing by machine, hand embroidery with bead embellishment.

The skills needed for this project are covered in Crazy Piecing 101 and BEBE.

intermediate skill level

Machine sewing and embroidery skills will be necessary for this project.

Class Specifics:

  • 1 day/ 6 hr.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Supply list available after class time is determined.

The class fee does not include any supplies, only the teacher's time and the handout. This is a technique project therefore you will not have a completed project at the end of the class.

Gallery Artwork:

Private Lessons

  • A Private Lesson held at my studio for one to three students is held for a minimum of three hours/maximum of six hours. Cost per hour is $20.00 for each student. Estimated total: $60.00/$120.00 per student, this time frame will not allow everything covered in the handout.
  • A Group Lesson held at a store or other location for four to seven students will cost $48.00 per student for the group for the 6 hr. day.
  • A Group Lesson held at a store or other location for eight to fifteen students will cost $350.00 for the group for the 6 hr. day.
  • For further details see Class Terms for Groups.
pattern instructions by Christen Brown


This booklet includes the pattern and complete instructions for crazy piecing, hand and machine embroidery, beading on fabric, making a posy from fabric and ribbon, and sewing purse and lining.

This pattern is printed in black on colored 8-1/2" x 11" reprographic paper and comes enclosed in a clear, resealable plastic bag.

For a photograph of the completed project, click on the printer image above to print from your system.

$15.00 + shipping & handling (added after you enter contact information during PayPal checkout)

[California residents must pay sales tax]

peach & purple ribbon flowers
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Supplies available in the Store related to this project are:

  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Threads

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