Wednesday, 29 February 2012

the key

at the weekend i finally sorted through all of my fabrics and managed to vaguely organise them.
i found the cut out pieces for this bag amongst it all- i think i cut them months and months ago to make a tote bag for work, but then this came into my life and i got sidetracked.

anyway, i decided to sketch out this key as a motif for it and then embroidered it on using chain stitch. the key is based on an antique key that i've had for years, it's currently on a chain (you can see it in this photo- bottom right) and means a lot to me. i'm actually working on it as my next tattoo design too!


the bag itself was mega easy to sew up, as is the beauty of a tote bag, and i also added a pocket to the inside as i hate searching for my phone at the bottom. i don't even know if people still use tote bags as much now?! i know they went through a hugely popular phase, but i think they're amazing for shopping/ lugging to work etc. 



and there we have it. a simple, but much more personal tote bag. 


26 comments:

  1. That looks so so good! talented! xoxo
    www.glittermud.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is gorgeous <3 I can definitely see it making a lovely tattoo as well, you talented lady! xx

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  3. The pocket is a great idea! I have a tote/canvas bag that I like to use, the only issue is fishing around for things whilst walking and bumping into people... or lamp posts!

    xx

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    1. thanks! it's the most annoying thing isn't it! haha, and i definitely walk into things a lot! x

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  4. Such a cute design, the pocket is a really nice idea too, I'm forever digging around in my canvas totes for keys/phones/etc.! xx

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    1. thank you michelle :) i think i might be onto something with the pocket haha x

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  5. This is so lovely! You're very talented :)

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  6. So lovely! Clothes with meaning are definitely the best kind of clothes, and this bag is gorgeous!

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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    1. thanks emily, i agree! thankyou! x

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  7. :) this is lovely well done!xx

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  8. So cool! The key looks amazing! I still use tote bags for general lugging around.

    Pip x

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    1. thanks so much! glad to know people still use them too :) x

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  9. I love it! you should go into production!! x

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    1. haha thank you :) i'd love to do that! x

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  10. This is fab! I can never find tote bags that I like on the highstreet anymore but I always need them for my books. Im now stuck with a 'Northumbria Book Bag' which is not cool! :/

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    1. i know exactly what you mean. i'm thinking of making a few and maybe stamping some designs onto them instead :) x

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  11. Love it! It's such a great looking bag (and key). d^_^b

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  12. This is so cute! I love the key idea! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.com/

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  13. This is so pretty! I love that you're so creative! I'm obsessed with keys anyway it's the Alice in Wonderland fan in me!

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.blogspot.com

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  14. I want to learn how to sow so badly!!!
    I was given a gorg sun patch and I can't put it on my clothes yet
    because I lack the skill to do so :-( ha-ha
    Howevs, you did a wonderful job !

    -myra.

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