New Bag

The bag, front above, back below, is made from scraps of fabric. The base is leftover pieces of rayon dress fabric, scrunched and ironed onto vilene then free machine stitched. The lace is heat transfer dyed curtain fabric. I did the base fabric ages ago with a bag in mind but wasn’t quite sure how to do it. The top section was a later piece of work. I was looking through my pile of unfinished things when it suddenly occurred to me that these 2 would go together, and this is the result.
Unlike many people whose blogs I read, I don’t stress about unfinished things. I often just start something without a definite result in mind, or just as an experimental piece, or to use a collection of scraps, but I find that these usually end up turning into something and are often very useful when deadlines are looming.

I see I have 95 people who have registered to follow my blog – I think I’ll have a giveaway as a thank you. A prize for the 100th follower (please leave a comment so I know who is the 100th) and also another prize draw for any one else who leaves a comment. I’m not sure what they’ll be yet – it will have to wait until after my Bunbury workshops. I’ll announce the winners in 2 weeks time – Friday 18th June.

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  1. That’s a wonderful bag. We painted lace Wednesday-much more than for the books we plan to make, so that gives me an idea.
    I, too, don’t worry about leftovers-love to experiment-they usually find a home eventually. If not, they are learning experiences.

  2. This bag is very eye catching in reds. I have made a very similar styled bag myself – at present making purses from scraps – velvets, silks, brocades and dyed mohair from our gaots – our property is on the far south coast of Aust.

  3. I love the richness and texture of this bag! I have recently fallen in love with red and completed a fused fabric piece with similar colours πŸ™‚

  4. I love making bags, but so far I haven’t made one for myself. You have just inspired me to expirement with fabrics for a unique bag that will be mine, all mine! lol

    Congrats on 100+ followers! πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Linda
    I have been reading your blog for ages and have just joined your followers.
    I really love your work particularly the bag that you have just made.
    Hope that I am one of the lucky ones.
    Jill R

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