I have to tell you, it feels SO GOOD that I have created something again, finally! Some of you know I have been in a funk lately due to some personal stuff, which has reflected badly on my creativity, amongst other things…
So I am very happy that I am able to show you what I made today! :)
I seriously had a LOT of fun making this bag. Right after I picked out the yarn and the colours, I knew which creative direction I had to take with this bag: Parisian chique! Think strutting along bistro’s, wearing your high high heels, a navy blue striped dress, a big hat of course… and this bag!
The best part was searching for ways to embellish it. In the end, I settled on vintage lace (a LOT of it!), some awesome crochet beads I had in my stash, and satin ribbons.
I really went all out with the lace; I ended up sewing 4 different kinds of lace on top of each other!
To complete the look I added a row of puffy flowers, combined with floral buttons. Personally I love these little flower buds, and I think the wooden buttons really give them an amazing look! (and not to worry; I will show you how to make these little flowers in next week’s FREE tutorial!)
To top it off, I fully lined this bag with the perfect fabric I scored at a fabric market a few weeks ago.
I am in love with this bag…
Alright, now for the best news: I will upload a tutorial for this bag next week on my blog, for FREE! :) This will include instructions on how to line your bag, how to add the lace, and how to make the puffy flowers.
To make this bag you will need 6 skeins of Scheepjes Softfun Denim in the following colours: 501 (navy blue), 502 (grey), 507 (cream), 508 (light brown) and 510 (dark brown). I used two skeins of the 510 colour.
For everyone interested in getting this yarn: you can get it at Deramores.com right here! (For Dutch readers: Scheepjes has an extensive list of shops on their website right here, including online shops!)
Because I already own too many bags (and because I have my own Noro version of this fat bottom bag) I am selling this one! :)
You can find it on Etsy here. UPDATE: It sold within half an hour! Thank you! :)
Hope to see you all again next week for the tutorial :) Stay creative!