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Abstract Black & White Bag

Added Mar 3, 2012

by elenay

Albany, New York...




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I made this large bag for my neighbor who lived next door to me. I was honored when she asked me to make her three bags to take back home with her when she and her family were returning to their home in Japan after having spent three years living in the USA while her husband worked in the US representing a Japanese company. I asked her to select fabrics from my stash and to select styles from my collection of bags and this is one of them.

Material Notes

This bag is made with a heavy cotton home dec fabric, interfaced with fusible fleece and decorated with a white button that I had been saving for who knows what – it just seemed to go so well with this bag.


Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jun 21, 2012, 11.16 AMby leokadia

    Eine wunderschöne Tasche, ich möchte auch deine Nachbarin sein! :-)) liebe Grüße

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    Apr 3, 2012, 03.44 PMby FEDRA

    realy beatiful, great fabric,nice work!I adore black and white combination!

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    Mar 21, 2012, 04.13 AMby neveenkarnes

    I want to be your neighbor. I love it

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    Mar 7, 2012, 03.45 PMby unahowe

    The bag has a very elegant look with classic lines. I love Black and White swirl fabric. I have been on a bag adventure, making bags, totes, and clutches. your project is GREAT. Texture is so important when designing bags and buttons are wonderful because we all have a can of them sitting around for the next great thing. I love that you made it as a gift. Thank you for sharing “0”

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    Mar 5, 2012, 06.35 AMby ronnielee

    OH, do I love this. B&W /geometric all my fav features. Great job!

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    Mar 4, 2012, 05.40 PMby turtlegirl00

    this bag is wonderful! it has a timeless shape and black and white is always fashionable. lovely bag and great gift!

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    Mar 4, 2012, 03.20 PMby Andrea Delesdernier

    Beautiful bag!

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    Mar 4, 2012, 11.08 AMby Itsbeensewlong

    Simply Stunning Bag!! Totally gorgeous! Did you use a commercial pattern or one you made yourself?? I absolutely love the shape and it is so fashionable…. You have done a fabulous job with this and your friend is one lucky lady! :) Lou

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      Mar 4, 2012, 08.36 PMby elenay

      Thanks for your comment. I made the pattern myself for this bag as I do with just about all the bags that I make.
      It’s not a complicated pattern but hard to describe without drawings.

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    Mar 4, 2012, 10.30 AMby pinklady82

    Gorgeous! Very BIBA!

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    Mar 3, 2012, 04.11 PMby patti-r

    That is Stunning!! Agree Beautifully Done, looks like it is painted rather than fabric!!!

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    Mar 3, 2012, 04.31 AMby Adriana Orozco

    lovely, really lovely and beautifully made!!!

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      Mar 3, 2012, 03.52 PMby elenay

      Thank you for your nice comment. I viewed your beautiful work on your blog. My husband and I visited your beautiful country in 1993. Lovely country and lovely people. Except that I got picked up for speeding on the Pan American Highway (I got out of getting a ticket with a few tears). Costa Rican coffee is the best!

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      Mar 3, 2012, 05.46 PMby Adriana Orozco

      jajajaja!!! you make me laugh!!! the police saw you tearfull and let you go…..I like that!!!! I am happy that you liked Costa Rica, it is a lovely country (I am not from CR:::) and lthe cofffe…really delicuous!!! I am glad you liked my work!!! Must come back and visit more. Best regards

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    Mar 3, 2012, 03.20 AMby jennyrecorder

    As my 13 year old daughter said, “Very cool”.

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