Colorful Canvas Bag

Added Feb 28, 2012

by elenay

Albany, New York...

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Description

This bag is my own design and is made with a colorful abstract printed canvas. The design in the fabric seems to blend with the large black grommets. This is the first time in my bag making career that I have used this type of grommet and I was really pleased with how they look.

Material Notes

Material was purchased from a bag manufacturer in Maine who sold excess material to the public. Unfortunately their sewing operation was moved off shore so I can no longer buy fabric from them.
This particular fabric appears to be duck cloth that was printed (possibly silk screened) and then bonded to canvas. I lined the bag with green duck cloth and the straps were made with an unknown blend (probably polyester, maybe some cotton) and are interfaced with fusible Stitch N Shape.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Material
Blends, Other

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    Jun 21, 2012, 06.25 PMby becia

    This is so creative, simple design complements this beautiful print.

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    Feb 29, 2012, 05.36 AMby mojo elgin

    Love it!

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    Feb 28, 2012, 07.25 PMby skiingchick

    Love this bag and all of your other ones. Do you use a heavy duty machine to sew through the heavier materials?

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      Feb 29, 2012, 02.24 AMby elenay

      I use A Bernina 1010, a simple little Bernina with no fancy computerized features, that I have had for several years. It is a great little workhorse and I really put it to the test sewing on heavy fabrics. I have often thought that I should buy a newer model but hate to take the time to figure out how to use it.

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