It's the first time i'd made a bag and was definitely a learning curve, although i'm pleased with the end result. It's a strong little bag too, although my sewing machine went through a lot of punishment to get to the end!
I harvested a pair of my old jeans for the body of the bag, and spent most of the time patchworking and embroidering the main image. I used leftover fabrics and old zips for the rest.
|I love the underside of the strap and I feel like I need to make some clothing with the same fabric - it looks gorgeous against the denim!|
|The main embroidered part of the bag. I patchworked a selection of fabrics for the background and then cut out the body of the tree from felt (below). I then embroidered over the top for more detail.|
|The felt tree cut out to gauge size and positioning of the background.|
|The main body of the bag was mostly made from patchwork denim.|
|The inside of the bag. I used more of that lovely fabric to make a small pocket and mobile phone pocket. I used old saved zips for both the pocket and main bag.|
I hope my mum likes it! I think I want one for myself now...!