Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Upholstery Clutch Bags

Back in January this year, I made a clutch bag for the QLD Flood Disaster Appeal. The buttercup bag pattern I obtained from the clever Made by Rae, with her easy to use tutorial. I've just completed two more clutch bags using the same pattern.

Both of these bags are actually made with upholstery fabric I purchased on different op shop visits. I am particularly fond of the brocade material. I like the fact that upholstery fabric need not just be used for furniture! The lining used for both bags is also thrift purchased fabric. They are gifts for my relatives. Photos do not really do brocade bag justice, it looks better in the 'flesh'

Lining in brocade bag
I got some labels made up some time ago from an eBay seller, under my Recycled Fashion blog name. I'm not selling anything I make as yet, but I wanted to brand my handmade items which give much more of a professional finish I think?

I added a hand strap to both bags, which is not part of the pattern. Also a flap for the magnetic clasp for the green upholstery fabric bag.

Both bags are being shipped to their new owners in the UK sometime this week.