Italian Bouquets – Stitcher’s Evening Bag – Designing Ladies 2009

An old-fashioned sewing purse with tape measure case, scissors bed, pinbox/pincushion, and scissors fob designed by Giulia Manfredini for the Designing Ladies 2009 project of Judy Odell.

Stitched with the beautiful The Thread Gatherer Silk’n Colors threads on Meadow Rue linen from Lakeside Linens.


For this special piece, we commissioned six Rose pins and a wonderful Cameo Floral waxer.

Please ask our Company if you wish to purchase these accessories.

Chart pack includes designs charts and instructions for purse and sewing accessories.
Finishing instructions are not included.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS for the assembly of this Stitcher’s Evening Bag can be found in the “Designing Ladies 2009 Finishing Instruction Book“ by Just A Thought from Judy Odell.
The book walks you, step-by-step, through the assembly process using written instructions, pictures and hot tips along the way.
Judy is a professional finisher and if you have any questions regarding the finishing of your Stitcher’s Evening Bag you can e-mail her at and she will be happy to help you in any way she can.
She has a complete finishing kit for this Stitcher’s Evening Bag and offers professional finishing for you if you choose not to do the finishing yourself.
You can visit her at

NOTE: if you choose to add cording to your evening bag as is pictured on the model you will need 10 skeins of DMC floss number 3722.

Fabric Meadow Rue 32 ct linen from Lakeside Linens 13 inches wide by 13 ½ inches high (33 x 34.3 cm)
Threads one skein each of The Thread Gatherer Silk'n Colors silk threads: 060 Burnished Gold, 074 In The Burgundy, 156 Dried Thyme, 223 Denim, 270 Lipstick Playground, 271 Bohemian Tryst, 9710 Latte
Stitches Cross stitch over one, Backstitch over one, Satin stitch, Triple cross stitch over three.