Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Velvety Fuzzy Bags I Make Out of Vintage Textiles

You must know by now how I enjoy the hunt of finding that *perfect* piece of fabric to turn into a bag, or bags. Since the setting up of my sewing room, I would tuck myself away from the world and just sew. This creating process can be detrimental -- I would torture myself by not stepping out of the house for 3 days. It is easy to lose track of time.

Sewing these lush and awkward vintage textiles is by no means a breeze for me, too. On average, I would break 3 needles per bag. The record number is 5. Hours will be spent fiddling with tension dials and undoing jammed up seams of chewed up threads... It is a painfully frustrating and trying process of time wasted in correcting and testing, rather than creating. Often I think my sewing machine's temperament does not get along with mine!

Each bag I make is special to me, so each one has a name when they are born. Here are some of them:

Liana Moss (1)
Liana, she is a gorgeous plush velveteen bag that just wants your attention.
Liana Moss (2)

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Smitha, who always has a pleasant surprise for you, is named after my friend who donated me this beautiful and precious remnant from her mother's collection.
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* Hilda. She may be a little obsessed with teal.
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* The rock and roll bag named Maria.
Maria (3)

With such gorgeous pieces of remnant textile as precious as prime and historical real estate, I leave nothing to waste. And planning takes time, too, because as you know, one can never uncut fabric.
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Olivia, the subscriber of modern vintage.
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Lest we forget this is a one woman operation -- I need to see to the necessary and not-so-creative steps, too.
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Garrrh!!! There will never be enough cusses... Just when you want things to work.

I suppose it is time to take a break from sewing to focus on the display and marketing?

6 comments:

  1. Great materials! That green looks so soft.

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  2. Oh my goodness this is soooo dangerous. There is nothing here that I wouldn't pay good money for. I'm excited to hear/read abt Sunday!

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  3. AWESOME bags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. So many wonderful creations!!

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