Sunday, July 20, 2014

Panel to Pouch : A 6-Step Process

Since I haven't posted a Monthly Medieval Crafting Skill in a few months, I decided to make up for it by sharing with you a beginning to end tutorial on converting an embroidered panel into a finished bag. In my example, I'll be using the panel I created from my redacted pattern from a linen fragment housed at the V&A. The panel is fairly small, since I wasn't actually intending to make a full panel when I started, and I hadn't planned my available space too well. So I'll be converting the panel into a change purse. You may be working with a larger panel, or even two panels. The process I'll be showing you will work for you as well, with perhaps a few simple alterations. I'll try my best to point those out (particularly for a 2-panel process) as we go along.

I was originally going to put all 6 steps on a blog post, but it turned out so extensive, I moved it to a permanent page.

So CLICK HERE to get to the tutorial.


  1. Bravo!

    That is an incredibly clear and helpful tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to put it together.

    1. You're welcome and thank you! It was a great learning experience (both in the process of making the purse AND putting a tutorial together that is that long) and I'm happy to share it :)