So I am off to a very productive long weekend in the studio! Yesterday, I started painting some tightly-woven cotton fabric that turned into this adorable new bucket-type shoulder bag. I've been wanting a new bag and I will tote this one everywhere! My inspiration for this bag comes from the fabulous fabrics that Alisa Burke paints and draws on as well as the adorable bag that Tonia Davenport made and posted on CreateMixedMedia.com. Take a look through my creative process. The thermofax screens are new ones that I made a few weeks ago. I'm really loving my doodled squares and will be selling this one off my blog in the very near future so stay tuned!!! Here is the finished bag - yummy!!
The construction of the bag was done freely without any pattern. I simply decided how deep I wanted the bag (12") and how wide I wanted the box bottom (4"). I simply folded the fabric until I had approximately 15" for the front and back connected by the fold at the bottom and cut off any remaining fabric to use for the straps.
For the lining, I cut a piece of coordinating fabric the same size.