A few weeks ago, a young lady came to my embroidery shop to pick up some items for her boss. Once she entered the front show room, she was amazed at all of the items available for sale. As she surveyed the room, her attention was drawn to a grouping of corset bags.
She immediately fell in love with these bags and asked if they were for sale. Of course, they were. Everything in that room is for sale. She inquired about the price and looked at the various colors, fabrics, and sizes (10" tall and 6" tall). Once she saw the little bag with a monogram, she once again swooned.
I explained that it was also possible to have her signature embroidered onto the purse and she was shown some handkerchiefs embroidered with handwriting.
Her mind changed from purchasing the already made corset bag, to creating one to her specifications. Her question was, "Can you make it in gold?" Yes, of course. I carry satin fabric in several colors, including gold.
By the time she left, she had ordered 2 gold satin, over the shoulder corset bags, one 10" and one 6", using gold metallic thread, with her signature embroidered for the monogram.
Anyone who follows me knows how much I enjoy and am passionate about embroidery and this embroidery machine. So, I was anxious to get started.
I had her signature and the first step was to digitize.
She later send a picture of her signature, not so rushed. Both were digitized. The first, rushed, signature actually fit better on the small corset bag. The not so rushed signature worked well on the larger bag.
Before creating the bag, there were a few things I needed to know. What type of over-the-shoulder strap did she want?
I gave her some choices and she chose the beautiful, ornate, gold, sequined trim for the larger bag; and, small, gold cord for the smaller bag.
Since the larger bag required a button for closure, I went through my stash of buttons and found a lovely plain gold button for the gold elastic closure.
The designs were then created in the digitizing program and send to the customer for approval.
Once approved the designs were placed into separate files and the materials and thread gathered. The embroidery machine was set up appropriately. The first bag was the 10" bag. Then the 6" bag. The cording, trim, and elastic closure were all sewn with the embroidery machine. Once out of the embroidery machine, the stabilizer and excess fabric were removed. Voila'! The only thing remaining to do was to sew the button onto the larger bag. I sewed it by hand.
The bags turned out beautifully and seriously dripping in gold.
The customer absolutely loved them both.