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Manek Purse & Shoes

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I made a set of Beaded Purse & Shoes in modern Nyonya style. It took me weeks to complete them but it is worth the time spent. The beaded purse is in kisslock closure and in the size of a clutch. The beaded purse goes perfectly with the kasut manek I did weeks ago.

The time I took to complete this purse was greater than the shoes. It took me about 3 weeks to complete it. Just imagine sewing tiny beads one by one to the cross-stitch canvas, and there are thousands of them.

beading pattern

In order to make the purse look more girlie, I added some yo-yo flowers onto it. The yo-yo flowers are made by using Quick Yo-Yo Maker-Flower 1-3/8″Quick Yo-Yo Maker-Flower 1-3/8. These Yo-yo flowers are easy to make, just follow the instructions which come with the tool. Basically, it consists of two pieces of plastic parts, a tray, and a disc. Fit the disc into the tray, sandwiching a piece of fabric between the two pieces. Sew according to the instruction, remove the tray and disc, pull the string, and gather up the fabric to form a flower, tie the string and stitch into the bag. That’s it, pretty easy to make a beautiful flower in just a couple of minutes. Maybe I should demonstrate it in my future tutorial section.

yoyo flower

The method to make the leaf is even easier than the flower, just fold a round piece of fabric into quarter fold and stitch the end side of it, pull the string and gather the fabric, taadaa… a leaf is formed.

Upon finishing all parts for the purse, it is time to join them up to assemble a cute purse. I did mention the method to make a Frame Clutch Handbag in my previous post, please click here to go there.

I hope the instructions aren’t too confusing. Please leave some comments and questions should you have any, I would love to share as much as possible. I hope I have inspired my readers to get into crafting!!!

I developed a step by step tutorial for manek shoes beading:

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Hong Kew

Saturday 22nd of December 2018

Hi, I’m interested about the nyonya shoe, I would like to have a business from here, I know how to bean the shoe, but I lost contact from my friend who teach me this. Where can I find all this ?


Saturday 21st of November 2009

Hi, just wondering where can i buy your beautifuul kasut manek & your beautiful purse. I'm fr Penang but no longer live in Malaysia, please tell me is there a possibilities for me to buy your beautiful things that i admire a lot. Thanks&regards


Tuesday 3rd of March 2009

I am just wonder if this kind of craft popular in your country?


Friday 13th of February 2009

Love the beadwork - so intricate!


Thursday 12th of February 2009

the flowers look very nice and the leaf too. :D