The fabrics in Nature’s Wonderlands are a textile delight for your fingers with suede, velvet, tweed and linen. They were almost all donated remnants and were chosen to complement each other. We sure appreciate the many generous donors!
The flap has a lovely piece of peach ultra suede on one side and a brown tweedy fabric blend on the other. The turquoise velvet is from my stash and it borders two embroidered linen fabric pieces embellished with turquoise mini sequins. I pieced them together with striped turquoise and brown linen-like material which made the diagonal strip down the center of the bag. The three turquoise shell buttons add a nice touch.
The front of the bag is ultra suede and brown tweed with two pockets made from off-white and peach polka dot upholstery fabric. It is trimmed with off-white cording and topped with a two toned peach button. The under flap has a linen embroidered piece surrounded by the other fabrics used in the bag to tie it altogether.
I used the brown tweed and brown and turquoise striped fabric to make the straps and the back. The back and straps are accented with complimenting rick rack. I had fun making the cell pocket by fringing the embroidered piece and sewing it on the peach ultra suede.
The lining is a striped fabric that has been in my cedar chest for years, finally being put to good use! There is a double pocket sewn with the brown striped fabric and velvet and trimmed with just the right button. This would be the perfect bag for traveling with your Mp3 player, cell phone, BlackBerry, head phones, and laptop. I have strengthened the linen fabrics with fusible lining to make the bag sturdier.
Bid on this bag by leaving your name and a bid in the comments section. Bidding starts at $25 and increases by whole $s please. Highest bidder at 9pm (PDT) on Saturday, October 4th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Grace.