this is the bag i made out of a vintage feed sack i found at an antique show in the fall. the bag has been done for a while now. i was trying to wait to post about it until i had my Etsy shop all up and running so i could list it there. but alas, nothing in the Etsy shop yet. yet.... but there will be!
the folks i bought this from said they found at an estate sale on the Colville Reservation here in Washington state, on the east side.
a close up
here the pattern is being layed out. it was important to me to use up every single bit of print i could.
this piece ended up becoming a big divided outside pocket
i threw in this photo to show you the double row of top stitching detail i do on all the pockets and edges. it gives a nice finished look.
i used a vintage print dress for the lining of the bag. the square part cut out of the bust turned into this:
one of the inside pockets! with original seams and tip of v-neck, etc.
here is the back side of the bag with the wide strip made into three separate outside pockets. i used the back of the sheep feed sack for the back of the bag. and like i said, i was trying to use up every bit of print the bag had so i got some on the handle too. i really like the worn look and all the markings of age and wear and tear. some people look at them as blemishes. i look at them as character.
a look inside the finished bag
so there you have it folks! the sheep bag has been a big hit with my friends, three of which say they want it. i will certainly publish a little post about it when it's up for grabs on Etsy. stay tuned!
deciding on a new tattoo design,