Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Hand Sewn Satin Evening Bag

As a Christmas project I decided to sew an evening bag. The design was inspired by an Art Deco lampshade that would have otherwise been thrown away. In fact, I upcycled a beaded panel from the shade by turning it into an embellishment on the back of the product. 
The shoulder bag is made from hand-quilted and beaded scarlet satin lined with a gorgeous patterned cream and red cotton poplin. The style of the bag as well as the embellishments were influenced by Art-Deco, in particular the design of the beaded lamp shape.

Detail on front of bag with flap down
Back of bag showing upcycled embellishment and quilting

Detail of hand-beaded and quilted gusset
Detail of the lining of the flap and magnetic clasp 

Detail of gusset and shoulder strap made
 from a professionally manufactured
 chain which I shortened to suit my height
Base of bag showing detail of Art Deco- inspired quilting

Photograph showing the lining of the evening bag inside a
 zipped pocket for security

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