Thursday, February 1, 2018

Enlarged Clematis Bag in Blues

I made a large version of the Clematis Bag using blue fabrics and I quilted it in a wavy design. (Blue Calla pattern) I recently came across some leather skirts from a thrift store and bought them to deconstruct so I could use the leather as accents in some bags I make. I decided to make the bottom of this bag in black leather. The strap and tabs are cotton fabric. If I used leather for the straps, I would have needed to piece too many pieces together to make it long enough, so decided to only accent the bottom of the bag in leather.

The leather is soft and easy to sew. I will be adding leather accents to some bags and wallets here and there.

This Clematis Bag is a nice medium sized bag measuring approximately 13" wide x 9" tall x 3" deep at the widest part. Features a zippered closure on top of the bag, a zippered interior pocket as well as an interior slip pocket. The strap is adjustable, allowing you to wear it long across your body or shorten it as a shoulder bag. As always, I add a beaded zipper pull with a charm that I make to the zippered pocket and I added a charm to the main closure zipper pull, since the pull is already long on this zipper.

Inside is a zippered pocket with a beaded zipper pull and a slip pocket.

Side view with charm on zipper pull.

Back view.
This Clematis bag is for sale for $35 + shipping. Email me if you are interested in purchasing this bag. This bag sold on 4/22/18
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  1. Lovely Blue Bag. You are very clever to use the leather from thrifted skirts. Fabulous February Dear...<3

  2. love the color and I'm glad to hear the leather is easy to sew. I got to see this bag up close and I was pleasantly surprised to see how roomie it is, of course the pockets are great. All purses should have adjustable handles, nice addition.

  3. I'm always in awe of your bags and how they look like something from a store. Pretty colors in this one!

  4. The blues look so good with the black leather, Daryl. Clever use of a thrifted skirt.

  5. Thrifted skirt purse base - LOVE it! Love the patchwork and quilting as well :)


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