Purse Handles As They Should Be
A lot of people ask me what my inspiration is for my product line, and I know I should say something esoteric or deeply philosophical.
But the truth is I push to develop items for my product line that I wish I had available to me. Because if the world doesn't give you what you want, you have to create it out of thin air.
Take purse handles, for example. I love to design purses, it's just one of those things that really gets my design brain into over-drive. But, and here is the motivation, the purse handles I could find at the craft store were never quite what I needed. I like to crochet around the purse handle so that it matches perfectly. The best option I could find were bamboo handles, but when you crocheted around them there were all those bumps showing through.
Drove. me. crazy.
So I developed purse handles that are great for crafting. They are clear so that only the yarn color shows. And they are smooth, so that there are no unsightly bumps in the final project!
Both of these styles are available at all Michael's Stores in the USA and Canada, and you can order them online here:
But Wait, There's More!!
So I also went ahead and created a couple of free patterns to get you started. Click on the photos below to go download them!
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