Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I made this totebag :)

I made this bag in class and I'm very proud of it! It's the second project so far - the 1st one was a pencil case which I'll probably show in a later post.

I wanted to make a bag that I would actually use and we had to embellish it in some way in order to get a passing grade. I was trying to avoid a crafty homemade look so I cut a piece of leather, put gold lame underneath, handstitched around the edge and put silver studs in each corner. I used the lining fabric for the handles , then added a grosgrain ribbon to give it more strength. I used iron on fusing for both the outer fabric and lining again for strength and longevity.

Now I'm just waiting to get paid again so I can buy more fabric and make more bags.


WorkItBerk said...

Great work; it looks amazing!

Imogen said...

Thats amazing i can't believe you made it. good work.