A little inspiration

I dropped into a local home furnishing fabric shop this week and rifled through their bolt end bins for some inspiration. I’m not into formulaic handmade bags and although I often make a series of bags with the same basic form I like to mix it up with different fabrics, patterns and accents. So a bin of odds and ends of fabric is a great kick starter for ideas.

Surprisingly it was a $3 sample swatch of faux leather that got my creative ideas flowing.

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I loved the colours and the fabric had a lovely suppleness to it that meant it would sew well but the swatches where only a couple of inches so what could I do with them??

I was sorting through my handmade stamps later that day when I hit on the idea of combining the two as an accent patch on some of my little black bags.

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So here’s the result

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You can check them out in my Etsy shop  for more pics.

 

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4 thoughts on “A little inspiration”

  1. Such a cool idea and those bags are really nice with the fabric ends adding a nice touch. Sometimes we find inspiration in the oddest of places.

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