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This purse was something that was knocking around in my head for a while, until I decided to just pull out some fabric and make it! I collect vintage sheets for their beautiful florals, so I decided to pick one out of the stash and use that for the lining. I used some grey marine vinyl for the exterior, to keep it water-resistant and easy to clean. I always need lots of pockets on my purses, so I included two lined exterior pockets with magnetic snaps, an interior zip pocket, and an interior open pocket for pens, checkbook, and keys.
Fuck Your Beauty Standard Makeup Bag
Who says you can't take down the patriarchy while having perfectly arched eyebrows? This makeup bag makes a clear statement about your views on beauty standards with style.
This bag features a metal zipper with Shrinky Dink zipper pull and an embroidered exterior. The laminated cotton printed with rainbow hearts, dancing skeletons, or old school tattoos, makes the interior wipe clean. The laminated cotton is also waterproof so that any unfortunate makeup spills are contained within (so you don't have to worry about foundation leaking into the rest of your bag!). Features an outer divided, elasticized pocket, so you can pack even more into this bag.
- One main zip pocket, outer elasticized divided pocket
- Measures 8" x 6" with a 1.5" squared bottom.
- Outer Fabric: 100% Cotton Twill
- Lining: Laminated Quilting Cotton
- Zipper Pull: Shrinky Dink plastic
Roll-Up Glassware Bag
These bags are lined with flannel and well-padded, for any glass items you may need to take on-the-go. My friends who use glass pipes love these because even oddly-shaped pieces can fit and be well-cushioned.
Glassware and Accessories bag with zip
These bags are great for messy things, like makeup (or herb) because the plastic coated fabric can be wiped clean easily. This bag uses some of my favorite Dia De Los Muertos fabric on the exterior, and some cute dancing skeletons on the inside. There are small pockets on one side, a plastic-lined zip pocket and a large padded pocket with velcro closure.
Josh's Paisley Couch Bag
I call this Josh's Paisley Couch bag because the fabric looks like a couch to me--it is made out of upholstery fabric, after all. Josh saw this fabric at the store and decided he wanted a bag made from it, so I created one using similar dimensions as Amy Butler's High Street Messenger Bag pattern, but with fewer pockets and zippers.
Sasquatch Hunter Kit
Josh's sister is very interested in Sasquatch, so for Christmas in 2012, I created a sasquatch hunter kit for her. I used the freezer paper technique to stencil a purchased t-shirt and backpack, then created an official-looking "Bigfoot Hunter" license to fill out and frame. I used wool yarn to crochet the bottoms of the slippers and the "toes", then felted to get the right texture. Then, I finished off with a fun fur/wool upper for a toasty slipper that looks like Bigfoot feet!
Sloths are my favorite animal, and I was bound and determined to make a sloth applique bag, even though I couldn't find a sloth applique that I liked anywhere. I finally found some clip art that would be close enough, and used a reverse applique technique. The main body of the bag is made from marine vinyl, and the sloth is made from scraps of brown velveteen, unbleached muslin and a reclaimed tweed jacket. The bag's strap is reinforced with nylon webbing.