Friday, 13 March 2009

Voila! The Biscobourse

The biscobourse is finished. Do you want to see how it is done?
First you make the bottom and two tops. I got this chart and the idea from Les Chroniques des Frimousse here. You need to scroll down.
Next iron on stiffener to the reverse of each piece - keep it inside the backstitch outline.
Cut lining of your choice and slip stitch it to the reverse of each stitched piece - again keep inside the back stitch outline. You will end up with three separate pieces "finished".
Next whip stitch the three pieces together (just like a biscornu) so you get something like this.


Now following carefully each of the rectangular pieces get whipped together (just like a biscornu!!) This photo shows only the two remaining "sides" to whip together.

Attach a ribbon or a fastener of some sort in the middle to close up the 'bourse' and voila! Here is the biscobourse. I think they would make a lovely gift with maybe a voucher hidden inside???

This was quick and enjoyable and I plan on making more.

15 comments:

  1. How pretty!! I love that you gave a quick tutorial on it. You did a great job finishing it. What a fun finish!

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  2. Lovely, Margaret. I must try my hands at making one for myself.

    Hugs,

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  3. This is really beautiful and would make an excellent bag for a gift. Thanks for explaining how you made it.

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  4. Margaret - that is so pretty and your photo tutorial in great - thanks!

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  5. Very creative !! It's pretty !! Thanks for a great tutorial ! Goes into my 'collection' of WIP :)

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  6. It's beautiful, well done!

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  7. Margaret,that is a lovely biscornu. I'm onto my 6th of the sealed in ones....I can see myself making a few of these, too! Your instructions are very clear and easy to follow...thank you for sharing.

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  8. How cool is that! Thanks for sharing the instructions - I can't wait to try it out! Your Biscoboure turned out lovely!!!

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  9. Margaret that is lovely! I too found this website a couple of weeks ago and I spent hours looking at all the great ideas that were on there, I have downloaded quite a few patterns, I found the website so inspirational!
    I am glad your arm is a little better, however I am nervous because I think I might have to have the same operation as you, I am not sure yet because I have to go for a scan, but the thought of not being able to stitch is quite scary!

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  10. That looks wonderful, not seen one of these before

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  11. a really great idea thanks for sharing.. it looks incredible you could put expensive chocs inside or another small stitched item inside.. their are hundreds of possiblities.. well done..

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  12. You do such a wonderful job with stitching. I still love the bag you sent me in the quaker exchange. This biscobourse is beautiful!

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  13. Wow, this looks really interesting. What a great finishing idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Looks nice! What do you put inside?

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