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Shibori Bag

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the finished bag from my spoonflower shibori fabric

Bag made out of shibori fabric

I finally used this piece of my shibori fabric!

You might remember I had a yard of this design printed on Spoonflower Eco Canvas fabric about a year ago.  Since then, I’ve been looking at it and wondering what would be best to make with it.

This is the original fabric piece

 

If you’ve been following me on social media, you may have guessed that I finally cut into it and made a bag.  I used a pdf pattern by Blue Calla Sewing Patterns called the Dahlia Drawstring Bag.  I wanted the patterned squares to be the focus so I had to plan the cutting carefully so that all the seams and lines would line up and not look out of place on the finished bag.  It used a surprising amount of fabric by the time the pieces were selected (and quite a lot of brain power in the process!).

spoonflower shibori fabric cut up ready to make bag

All cut up and ready to put together!

 

It is a bucket bag with side pockets.  Here is the exterior piece all stitched together.

side of shibori bag with end pockets

It has side pockets which I wanted to line up with the side panels

 

And a front view – the pattern suggested vinyl for the base and top front but I couldn’t find any that I liked so I cut up a Boden raincoat that I no longer wear. I like the fabric and want to refashion the top part of the coat into a kind of waistcoat so I thought I’d use the rest in my bag.

shibori bag

this is the front view

 

For the lining I used some pinky-red hand printed and discharged fabric that I had in my cupboard.  I think it would make a nice lampshade cover with the light shining through it!

pink discharged printed lining

The lining of the bag

 

Here it is all stitched together – the top has a drawstring closure which meant putting grommets in. That was a challenge all of its own.  Suffice to say that I’m not too good with a hammer.  Unfortunately they were too large for the Crop-a-dile which is what I usually use for smaller eyelets.

nearly completed indigo shibori bag

Those grommets were the bane of my life!!

 

And here it is all finished.

completed indigo shibori bag

All completed!

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