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.Brother SE-350 - Embroidered Button that lives on a plush velvet bag!
This bag was made to show off the awesome rose button I made, and as an excuse to finally play with the vintage red velvet fabric that I've been hoarding!
I made the button as shown on the other button thread
, using a part of the rose design from Memory Card No 74 - Scrapbooking
This is the same rose as on the cardigan
, but I only embroidered the large rose (to see how to skip parts of the pattern, check out how I fixed my mistake
on the tea towel - it's the same technique!). I embroidered the rose using two shades of red thread.
I did the outlining in black, skipping the outlining from the top rose and bud. To skip stitches, go to the pattern you've chosen and press the adjust key. Once you're in adjust, press the key that shows a needle and a plus/minus sign, as shown. Use the stitch forward button to skip stitches until you're where you want to start the stitching. As you press this, the embroidery foot will be moving, so watch it carefully to make sure you don't go back too far. (For more photos of this, check out the tea towel thread previously mentioned.)
I made the bag quite large, and fairly slouchy, because I carry a lot of things, and I like loose bags. It could have been made smaller, but then it wouldn't hold all my stuff! I didn't interface the bag because the velvet was fairly heavy, and I didn't want it to be super firm. I did use heavy weight interfacing along the bottom and sides though, so that the bag would keep it's shape.
The bag is secured at the top with the button and a piece of twisted red satin cording.
There's a small cell phone pocket on one of the side seams, with an elasticized top to hold the phone into place. I made it rather short, so that phone could be easily removed.
At the back of the bag there's a zippered pocket, made of contrasting red cotton just for fun!