Tuesday, February 8, 2011

duffle bags galore!



Last night (at around...oh, 3am) I finished my bag project. I really only got full swing into making the final bags (including machine applique of string, dying, etc) Friday evening since I had other assignments due before then. The purple one is dyed with logwood, the pinkish one is dyed with madder, the other I left undyed. I haven't seriously sewn a 3 dimensional object in quite some time, so it took a lot of trial and error (and excessive use of my seam ripper) to get them finished. I have a bad habit of sewing things together before thoroughly thinking over what I'm about to do. Bad. Oh, and domestic sewing machines aren't the biggest lovers of leather. But I got my machine to accept the fact that it had to sew me some leather straps. And it did eventually. I don't have any pictures of the inside, but I have to say I'm a big fan of the lining and my zipper pockets.

All in all I'm happy with my little collection of duffle bags.

p.s. I apologize for the photo quality. I took them with my iphone, and now the bags are in our textile show at the school's gallery, so I don't have them at home with my to take better pictures. I'll post more later.

8 comments:

Hollie said...

these are just SO GOOD. the colours! the textures! LOVE.

amy said...

Woooo those look awesome!

Melanie said...

You are amazing... They look fabulous!

Kate Hunter said...

thank you very much! i'm glad you guys like them!

katie said...

very pretty!

jenna rose said...

these are so nice!

Chloe Lees said...

These are lovely! I love how simple they look from afar, and then have all the amazing details close up.

Kate Hunter said...

Thanks, thanks, and thanks! I was planning on putting a waxed finish on them as well, but ran out of time. Might try that out on some scrap samples and then decide.

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