I've been working on a few gifts lately, and now that one has been received I can show you it here.
This bag was made as a special thank you to a lovely lady who enjoys repurposing textiles as much as I do!
I had a few relaxing evenings making up the EPP hexies, but with no other plan in my head than that!
So when I had 2 panels made to a good enough size the old design juices started flowing.
I got the panels quilted on to Flex Foam which I think really adds some lovely texture to the hexies.
I had a vision of a messenger bag with curved corners this time. Once the gusset was in, the bag really started to take shape.
Getting the depth and style of the flap was important. I didn't want anything too fussy, so as not to take away from the hexies. So a few lines of Aurifil 12wt wool thread in contrast gold did the trick, with curved corners to mirror the bottom of the bag.
When it comes to bag linings, I love the surprise of opening up a bag and getting that 'wow' factor from a stunning lining!
This lining is Autumn Nectar Honey by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics and is available here in my shop.
Doesn't it just bring a blast of sunny colour to the inside of the bag! And the purple tones are the perfect match for a cheeky Liberty key fob tab!
No funtional bag is complete without a handy slip pocket.
And the adjustable cross body strap means you can get out and about hands free!!
I'm delighted to report that the new owner loves her bag and says it was a timely gift as her old bag was in need of being replaced! Yay!
I love it when my 'play time' repurposing textiles brings happy smiles and pleasure to faces!