Well friends, I finished up my Umbrella Prints Trimming Competition Entry. I had at least 10 different ideas in mind (and with another trimmings packet left, I may use another idea still) but ended up going with themes that I am familiar with-linen, repurposed materials, a big bag and the red cross symbol. I still have quite a bit of my husband’s old climbing rope left and I really enjoyed the Man-Purse I had previously made so I decided to make up a similar bag design.
A Man-Purse for Kris | Entropy Always Wins.
I used the Umbrella Prints scraps to outline the cross symbol in a quilted fashion. I used some black and turquoise linen I had on hand and upcycled some black cordura for the bottom and top of the bag.
Umbrella Prints: Golden Ticket.
I used some left over scraps to put a top edging on an inner pocket.
This was such a fun challenge! So tell me, what do you think? Anyone out there also finished on their Umbrella Prints creation? If so I would love to see it.
Happy Easter everyone!
8 thoughts on “Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge”
I love this bag! You did a great job in the challenge using the fabric in such a graphic yet understated way. Again, I love your handles. You make it really hard to maintain my self imposed bag making fast. 😉
Thanks Bianca. We are good cheerleaders for each other. 🙂
Rah! Rah! Rah! 🙂
Fabulous bag. Love what you did with the scraps making them such a focal point and yet a small percentage of material used.
Thank you! Nothing like a challenge to trigger some creativity. I thought I saw on your Flickr pages a scrap pack? You do such amazing work-look forward to seeing it if so. 🙂
Such a beautiful bag – love the design you have made with all of those pretty blue fabrics!
Thanks Kirsten! Hard to go wrong with these lovely fabrics. 🙂