Midnight Melody

MIDNIGHT MELODY

BLUE SATIN RIBBON BAG

DSC_7341

Crochet Chronicles:

This is another bag I had hooked up for our group CAL, I finished hooking this in half a day, but then ……ennui set in….so, I let it rest for a while……after a week or so, I worked on the handles…and the lining……let go for another 2 weeks….and now have finally completed it…..some projects are like that…..they like to gestate….:-D!!!

I just love the feel of satin…so soft ..so easy to hook…especially this thin satin ribbon. If you have read my previous post…you will remember that I crocheted that one with a 2.5mm wide satin ribbon…This one on the other hand is just 1/8 of an inch wide. I knew even before I hooked up this little munchkin, that it wouldn’t hold it’s shape unless I gave it something firm to hold it upright.

This midnight blue colour is simply ‘to die for’…….So I didn’t want to use any other colours with it. Hooked the whole thing in the same colour and then embellished it with crochet flowers, did a little satin ribbon embroidery….a little tricky on the satin ribbon itself……….and then, finished off with beads and a linked chain tassel.

Materials Used:

1/8 of an inch wide Midnite  Blue Satin Ribbon 300 metres or 330 yards. I got these in spools of 15 metres each.

Hook 3.00mm

Metal Handles

Beads, Satin ribbon in a few pastel shades,

Crochet flowers and little metal butterflies.

In India we have an online store known as Pradhan Embroidery Stores, the handles and satin ribbon were ordered from them.

And Here is the Pattern:

http:/http://www.paneamoreecreativita.it/blog/how-to-create-a-crochet-bag-with-ribbon/

How to fix a canvas lining to a crochet bag:

I fortified the lining with some hard canvas…giving the bag not one but two linings. One a satin fabric of light grey satin for the canvas that would show the inside of the bag and the other was of a cotton mix…in steel grey with a very matt finish(for the exterior part of the canvas)…this one would show thru the gaps of the single crochet stitches…a nice and subtle shimmer…:-))

DSC_6889DSC_6890DSC_6891DSC_6892

DSC_6893 DSC_6894 DSC_6899 DSC_6900

DSC_6901 DSC_6902

Once the linings have been stitched on to both sides of the canvas…Check to see if the  size of the canvas  is right for the hooked up bag. Then stitch up the sides…just run your sewing machine down the sides  twice.

DSC_6903 DSC_6904

The Matte fabric was used in the outer part of the canvas.

DSC_6905 DSC_6914

How to fix a zipper to a crochet bag:

I first hemmed in the zipper to the canvas. The satin fabric used to line the interior part of the bag gives the bag a regal look.

DSC_6906 DSC_6907 DSC_6908 DSC_6909

DSC_7246DSC_6915

Then I pushed the lined canvas into the hooked bag and  sewed up canvas bag  to the  crochet bag.

DSC_7249

How to fix a steel Handle to a satin ribbon crochet bag:

I had great fun fixing these beautiful handles to the bag. The handles that I fixed are of a different pattern from the ones in the tutorial……urs truly got  got up in the moment and forgot to take pics…………….So what else is new…:-P

DSC_7260 2 DSC_7262

 I single crocheted around the ring of the handles and the satin bag together, so securing the handle to the bag in perviously marked positions. If you r not comfortable with that…finish your single crochet ring around the rings of the handles and then  sew it on to the bag. Make sure you use thick  thread and sew it on firm.

DSC_7264 DSC_7266

DSC_7267 DSC_7268 DSC_7270 DSC_7272

DSC_7273 DSC_7275 DSC_7278 DSC_7259 2

Since the bag was hooked in a very soft delicate satin ribbon, and the handles were metal…….I was a little worried about how it would hold weight. So to keep the ribbon from fraying or the metal handles from pulling at the ribbon….I  sewed up four squares of that firm cotton matte fabric and sewed it on to the wrong side  of the bag just where the handles were fixed. This secures the handles and protects the satin ribbon bag.

 DSC_6911DSC_6913DSC_6912DSC_6910

How to make a Linked Chain Tassel:

https://crochetnmore.wordpress.com

DSC_7323   DSC_7348

Embellishing a satin bag with beads, crochet flowers and french knots

I embellished the bag with a link chain and then thought it needed something more…..so decided to make a little garden of flowers…in crochet, french knots,satin ribbon, beads, metal butterflies etc….I have shown you how I did one of the satin ribbon flowers…use your imagination and put in any thing you like…..

DSC_7065 DSC_7066 DSC_7067 DSC_7068

DSC_7070DSC_7069

Tried doing a chain stitch ivy around but that one didim;t work so I took it off…I have just added the pic here so that you can see how easy it is to embroider on a crocheted satin ribbon surface.

DSC_7071 DSC_7072

First I crocheted a few flowers and pinned them  to the bag…then worked the satin embroidery flowers and french knots….then a few more crochet flowers, beads, butterflies…….

DSC_7250 DSC_7253 DSC_7256 DSC_7257 DSC_7333 DSC_7339

 DSC_7347DSC_7344

AND VOILA……………..WE ARE ALL DONE!!!!!

See the subtle sheen from lovely Matte silver fabric  thru the satin ribbon….? Love It…:-))

DSC_7340

 

Well…….that’s it for today…..Take Care……..here’s to Peace & Contentment…Love….

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Midnight Melody

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s