Friday, February 8, 2008

Art Bag

Wow did I have fun with this one! I have a huge bag of fabric scraps and I wanted to do something but didn't know what. So I decided to play for a while. I took some thin black felt and cut a long piece. I took fabric scraps and laid it all over the place to cover the entire background fabric. This I took some purple netting and laid it over the whole piece. Then I added a sheer fabric in blues, purples and pale orange. I sewed around the entire outside of the piece and then stitched in a wavy diagonal over the entire sandwich. I went in both directions. When done, I zapped it with a heat gun which exposed the fabric underneath. So cool!!!



I folded the fabric up and realized it would be a great art bag! I sewed lining to it and a handle I made with cording and wrapping various yarns around the handle. I also added extra pieces on the sides for my fun and funk. And here is the final piece!!



I have several more in the works but with different fabrics as the top layer. I will post when they are done!! So exciting!

5 comments:

Tigerlily said...

You're so clever. I love the bag. I also love the new look to your blog.

pcoxdesign said...

Thanks!

Vivien said...

Wow do you ever use things creatively and beautifully! I can't wait to see what's next.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Love you bag, it turned out great!!! Thank-you for your comment on my blog. I will be stopping by your blog often.

Dianne said...

It is pretty funky - great bag!