Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Velvet bag

I really have no idea what got into me making this little bag. It just came to me while I was playing around with the diamond stamp. It seemed that a little bag of blue velvet would go very nicely with the diamond trim.

I had a free afternoon after my tutoring was cancelled so I sat down at my machine and finished it up.
It didn't turn out too badly even though I didn't use a pattern for the construction. I'm great at free form arty things but not so great at figuring out how things go together.
The next photo gives you an idea of the size, perfect for a night out or a special dinner when you might only want your phone and some small items. Not likely something I'd be doing but I'm sure I'll find someone to pass it onto.

I used a magnetic closure for the first time. I really love them on a bag but don't really love adding them. As they say, one learns by doing and next time I would use a larger magnet. With the layers of velvet and the lining in between, it's not as strong as I'd like it to be.


Kate said...

I think someone should take you out somewhere ( a gala, perhaps) just so you can use the bag.

Lorette Cole said...

Beautiful little bag! You need an occasion to use it immediately!

Regina said...

I agree that you need an occasion to use this beautiful little bag!

Kitchener Quilter said...

Wow, that is amazing. So beautiful. You've inspired me! I've been thinking of a little black bag, embellished. You know. For that one occasion in my lifetime when I might need such a thing. It would be fun to have, though.

Jo Ferguson said...

I say it's time for someone to take you out for a nice meal so you can use the bag, yourself. It's beautiful.