I collect photos of handbags, pouches, applique, and embroidery as I zoom around in the ether. Then when I feel like sewing and need some inspiration, I run a slide show of these photos, - and do either one of two things.
- Mumble to myself as I come across ones I would like to make - and then do nothing/go make someting else - or
- Get to one of the photos and suddenly - that's it - off to try to make a pattern. Sometimes it's the bit of fabric I just bought that makes me stop on one photo that I never had before. And then I'm into a genuine project .
Here's some of the photos in my Inspiration Collection - Bags I Haven't Made (yet). If you see printing on a photo then it's from e-Bay and you will find the sellers there - usually with lots of craft books for sale - more than likely Japanese ones.
Love this idea. I think you would have to make more than just one to get the impact.
I like this fastening.
This is a Denyse Schmit Quilt Bag made from vinyl, but I think this would also look great in linen.
I've had this one for such a long time. The fabric is too busy for me but I like the shape of the little purse (left page, front).
Love the little purse on the right! My intention is to try this and then do a tutorial.
I'm constantly coming back to this one. The shape is very pleasing to me. I think I should just get busy and do it!