Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Whiplash - Bags

This is a repost of my second whiplash entry:

This bag is my entry in the July Whiplash competition. I designed it to be a replica of a typical shopping bag.

The inside is lined with gingham and has a few pockets for pens, phone, and small items. I also made a shopping receipt change purse.

There are two ways to carry the purse: by the fabric handles (left) or by an interior drawstring (right).

I created the design by scanning a grocery bag into Photoshop, printing the design, and using transfer paper to transfer it to the fabric, which was cut using a grocery bag as a pattern.

The design was then embroidered on the bag using a combination of stem and satin stich, before the bag was sewn together.

I am entering this bag into the SKILL category (Although I thought it could have gone in the FANCY, since it features embellishment).

Special thanks to my models: Mary and Jenny