Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Every Inchie Monday - Bag
Late again!! Honestly Monday's come round so quickly and there's always something happening at the weekends I never seem to get time to sit and sew! However last night I completed my bag Inchie which is this week's subject on Every Inchie Monday. I was going to do a stumpwork bag using felt to fatten it out and give it a 3D look but I found this lovely sample of a leather type material and thought "that will be my bag!" So because I wanted the opening and clasp to look like metal I have used a variegated machine thread (copper and turquoise) as I had no metal thread, to sew the top and put some French knots for the clasp as beads would have been too big. I sewed the bag down with the same thread with tiny glitter stitches. A little shading grounded the bag and I made the handle by blanket stitching over some strands of the same thread so it is actually not sewn to the fabric. Hopefully this gives it the 3D effect I wanted and I'm rather pleased with it! Hope you liked looking and please click the link to see what everyone else has done.