Wouldn’t the lady dolls in any doll’s house covet these tiny handbags?! These are fairly quick to make, and are to be stitched on either 32 or 40 count silk gauze, depending on the design, using tent stitch (like half cross stitch).
The series of designs covers twelfth scale day bags and evening bags, for several different historical eras. There’s even an Art Deco one called ‘Jazz Age’.
Each miniature handbag kit contains a piece of silk gauze (32 or 40 – see the design description for details), Anchor stranded cotton threads, a colour block chart (the design is not printed on the fabric), detailed instructions, suitable needles, a tiny bead to simulate the ‘closure’, beading thread, and fine gold thread for the handle. Please note that these are non-opening bags. The bags measure approximately seven eighths of an inch across (2cm), when finished, on average.
Picture of a miniature needlepoint handbag on a chair
- COLOUR BLOCK CHART – computer-generated, easy-to-follow (the silk gauze is not printed)
- Detailed instructions, including how to work the kit using tent stitch and how to attach the handle
- Colour photo on the front of each kit shows how the completed stitching will look
- Anchor stranded cotton thread (use a single strand)
- Two tiny gold-coloured beads (one is a spare!)
- 32 or 40 count silk gauze, depending on the design
Size varies, depending on the design, but on average each handbag measures about 7/8 inch wide (20mm) when finished.