Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Merci Monsieur

Do you know what these are? They look like alien worms don't they? But no, have you heard of George de Mestral?

He is a Swiss engineer and is the inventor of Velcro. I should really say thank-you to him.  As you know, I am quite security conscious, and I swear by Velcro. It is sooo useful.

This purse for instance:
Pink Calico: Tapestry Bag
It reminds me of Mary Poppins' bag:
Unfortunately, when it's stuffed to the gills, the flap pops open.  It's because there is only the one handle at the top which tugs on the magnetic clasp.

There is a shoulder strap, but I'm more of a hand-bag or messenger bag person.

So Velcro to the rescue:
Pink Calico: Tapestry Bag

Pink Calico: Tapestry Bag

Now, even when it's stuffed, I can shake it up and down and it still won't flap open.  All thanks to M. de Mestral.

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  1. A great solution!

    1. Thanks Terri! Quite hard to sew though, sore fingers.