Seem to have been making a lot of bags lately. I’ve been holding on to this adorable piece of vintage fabric for a while now and I recently used to make a little cocktail bag for my brother-in-law’s girlfriend. I had enough material and trim to make two so I also made one for myself. Love that vintage 1950s look.
I dyed this percale a charcoal colour and then discharged it using thermofax screens and an old brush for the border fabric. This screen is a cow parsley design from thermofaxscreens.
I quilted it with cow parsley shapes too, to echo the design. I like the way it looks on the back, like autumn trees.
The other side of the bag is another piece of the charcoal fabric discharged with a sand dollar design and a circular sponge.
Now I don’t have to carry my cutting mat and ruler to class in a large plastic Next bag!