Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Plastic Canvas Purse

I was flipping through my mother's old Japanese craft books from 1960's.
Plastic canvas craft was new and popular then----and the designs were beautiful and complicated.
 
 Those books inspired me to try plastic canvas craft.
 
 
 
I decided to make a purse:
 
 
 
 
details...
 
 
 
 The design of the bag is inspired from Ralph Lauren's Native American Collection bags.
 
 
 
 
I drew guidelines for pattern with a permanent marker---as you can see, completely eyeballing it.
 
Then, I started filling the space with simple satin stitches using wool yarn.
 
 
I didn't want to use long strands of yarn when I stitched, so I had to tie the next strand a lot, consequently the back came out a bit messy...
 
 So I fabric-glued fleece on the back side before constructing the bag.
 
I also put in metal openings and D-rings on the side for the shoulder strap while the piece was still flat.
 
 
Finally, I whip-stitched the canvas form into the purse shape stitching through the edges of fleece lining.
 
 
(Plastic canvas form and wool yarns from local Joaan)
 
 
 

 


9 comments:

  1. Gosh, you're clever. Been following you on Burda, I didn't even realise you had a blog, until you posted link on your crochet cardigan post.

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    1. I just started this blog this month!

      I love reading about other people's sewing experience, so I thought I would share mine, too:)

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  2. Ohhh, this is a piece of true art! Congrats for the patience and skill!!!

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    1. Thanks!! but it's actually really simple construction!!

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  3. Pretty dope! I'm in the process of experimenting with this right now. Seems like the back being a bit messy is unavoidable, but so far the front is pretty cool. Still trying to figure out what to do with the inside. Felt of a pice of actual canvas was what I was thinking.

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