Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I love this adorable handbag embellished with lavender ostrich feathers. There are a few ways of adding feathers to your plain jane handbag. This one here is made with a feather boa. The boa is more condusive to hand sewing onto a fabric bag. You don't have to do a steady stitch spread out is ok. They also make feather fringe that is sewn to a strip of ribbon. This can also be sewn on, but works well being glued on, too. This is handy for non-sewers.
Here is an example some feathered fringe with ostrich feathers. These come in different lengths depending on the look you are going for and the size of your project. If your purse is larger, just run several rows.
Here is an example of a 4-ply curly ostrich boa. This is a fancier more expensive boa. It is filled out nicely and covers a wider area.
A glamorous and unique accessory for the holidays or any time of year!