My stash of fabric still seems to be expanding – I think perhaps it breeds when I’m not looking! So, in an attempt to decrease the pile, I made some more bags to sell at the Make Room where I display my work.
First up, is a denim purse made from a recycled pair of jeans. I added a leopard print felt heart, edged in blanket stitch, and bright red textured buttons.
Next, I used the rest of the denim to make another purse, this time with a heart and star detail on the back, and metal jeans buttons on the front.
Finally, I used a felted scarf to make a fringed wool bag with an embroidered flower detail. I added a braided handle made from Icelandic Lopi wool that’s too scratchy to knit clothes with.
Here’s a wee close up of the embroidery – I did it freehand so the proportions of the flower aren’t quite perfect. This is something I’d like to do more of, as I’m only confident with a basic chain and satin stitch.
I’m very busy at the moment with various knitting projects and commissions, but I have lots more bag ideas in the pipeline too.