As I’ve said many times, I adore Japanese handbag design books. The simple clean designs, the fabric, the talent! So as I looked through a few new books I have, I came up with a plan (well, an idea) of what I want to do. I am a big-bag kinda gal. I love to sew smaller bags and pouches but I find myself using totes and larger bags everyday. So my 2012 Purse Week entry will be “tote-size” but with a twist. So, I introduce to you my inspiration materials.
I have no earthly idea the name of this fabric. I found a grab bag of it at the quilt store last week. There were lots of pinks, greys and blues. I am sticking with pinks and greys for this project. I also plan to use a linen blend as the “base” of the bag, but the fabric above will be used quite a bit!
My twist will involve the pattern, but mostly the use of fibers! I have jars of various fibers I’ve had for years. Long ago, I used them for scrapbooking. But now I use them for gift wrapping, card making, and with fabric. The fibers you see in the first picture are the ones I plan to use with these fabrics. I purchased most of these on e-bay, but I also used Fibers-by-The-Yard quite a bit. Don’t ya just love fabric and fibers?!!? Now all I need to do is find a giant button and I’m ready to start. Happy Labor Day everyone!