I’ve been obsessing a bit of late on stylized letters and numbers. And of course I’m always trying out new bag designs. Combining these loves, I made a new bag out of linen, hand dyed and felted wool and recycled leather from a leather coat donated to me. The stylized #5 is one I copied from a font here:
I cut it out in felted wool and hand stitched it to the bag. Some of my precious leather scraps were used to make stripes on the sides of the bag and for the handles. I used my favorite one sided fusible extra heavy pellon interfacing to stiffen it up and lastly, a heavy weight brown cotton for the lining.
Here is the leather coat, linen and cotton prior to cutting up.
I think I’m embracing my masculine side as my bags and quilt designs lately have been far from “pretty”.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.