Deconstructing a bag
Recently I received a request to make a replica beach bag. Having not constructed anything similar I loved receiving the challenge.
I decided to start with a few photographs of the original bag, before gradually unpicking it and photographing each step of the way.
The beach bag turned out to be made with a rectangle of fabric, bias binding, and a zip – relatively straight forward.
The key to making a similar bag is working out how the rectangle is folded to create the shape.
Made of light weight cotton I searched my stash and found this skirt with lining, perfect for the new bag (with lining).
The rectangle of fabric and lining are bound with bias binding, which is folded and a zip added to create shape and straps.
So here is a photomontage of how I made a similar bag for Tracey – I hope she likes red!!
I am delighted with how it came together, I’m tempted to whip up some more.
Fun, plus quick and easy to make these make great presents:)