This bag is a tote style with long handles that took a lot of pinning to make sure they didn’t ‘walk’ whilst sewing them! This was the first of the Mad Old Bag range (trendy kudos label still to be sewn on) and I had a play with some fancy stitches on the sewing machine to embellish the heart motif on the pocket. The heavy-ish upholstery fabric has come from a stash that was held by the nuns in a convent in Cornwall that is sadly closing down. I would love to have seen life through this fabric’s eyes over the last 40 years!
Something I have been wanting to get around to since I opened the shop was make bags from the rather large stash of vintage and rescued fabrics that have accumulated over the years. Finally, recently, I have achieved this! Must say I am learning as I make each one and my zips are certainly improving each time! I took the leap of ordering some fabric labels to give them a bit more kudos in the ‘unique’ line, as there will be no two the same due to the remnant nature of my stash. Workshops for these will be available in the New Year as Christmas is now taking over the studio. Look out for the Mad Old Bag range any day now!!