How would you design your perfect bag?
A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely meeting designing a bag for a customer.. it’s always lovely to receive a commission for a recycled bag. Becky helpfully had a clear image of the bag she has in mind…an applique bird design, zip pocket, over the body strap 140cm long, shower proof:) Room for all the essentials.. nappy, wipes, purse, mobile and keys:)
She chose from a selection of fabrics – former clothes of course:). We spent a brief time trying to squeeze a cross body strap from the two sleeves of a red jacket, but it was not to be..
Instead Becky chose a cross body strap with non-messenger bag from this gorgeous blue cord skirt:
Next was the idea of a bird applique, and she kindly sent me two images.. always helpful to know what your customer likes:)
Rather handily I found, in my stash of fabric, a thin cord rainbow blouse gained from a clothes swap some months ago, perfect for the applique bird design.
After a little bit of measuring and cutting I e-mailed Becky a couple of potential designs, based on our conversation:
Some feedback later, and a bit more time …. Tada one commissioned bag complete:)
With some lovely feedback:
“Just received my beautiful customised bag, how lovely to have something made just to my taste and to suit my needs! Thank you so much, Vicky, the bag is perfect and will really help when I go out with Sam as I will finally be able to take all the things he might need but still keep my hands free to look after him properly. The finish of the bag is exceptional and the little applique bird makes me smile every time I look at it :-)”
We’ve been on hols this week so I was delighted to finish the bag just before we left, for our spring week in a caravan.. I think the bag was more spring like than the weather!!!
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