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Stitch and Yarn handbag hanger


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Like a lot of women, I collect the odd handbag or two. I was having trouble finding a good way to store them. In the cupboard they'd gather dust and go unused for seasons at a time because I'd forget they were there, but hanging them on a hook or rod seemed to damage the strap in a lot of cases. I needed to find something softer to hang them on. So, I came up with these handbag hangers. They're really easy to sew, can be hung over a normal picture hook and mean my bags can be a wall feature as well as being really easy to access. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing machine skills including how to sew a button hole. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 8.5"x2"

Supplies Needed

  • Two 9"x2.5" strips of thick cotton fabric, plus two 2"x2.5" pieces of the same fabric
  • Two pieces of interfacing the same sizes as above and one button smaller than 1.5"

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My dream is to travel the world seeking out local textile traditions and techniques passed down through generations. I want to learn from these makers, share their stories and help to keep their crafts alive. I was taught to knit and sew as a child by my Mum and Nana and have picked up a few more crafts along the way - including patchwork. I started my career as a graphic designer, but moved quickly into management. I've spent the last ten years working for the most amazing company, but since they've been sold to a large, listed international company I've been reassessing what I want to do with my life and realising I want to work in something I've always been passionate about - craft and textiles. I love colour, sunny days, lying on the grass, travel and belly laughs.