As a Christmas project I decided to sew an evening bag. The design was inspired by an Art Deco lampshade that would have otherwise been thrown away. In fact, I upcycled a beaded panel from the shade by turning it into an embellishment on the back of the product.
The shoulder bag is made from hand-quilted and beaded scarlet satin lined with a gorgeous patterned cream and red cotton poplin. The style of the bag as well as the embellishments were influenced by Art-Deco, in particular the design of the beaded lamp shape.
|Detail on front of bag with flap down|
|Back of bag showing upcycled embellishment and quilting|
|Detail of hand-beaded and quilted gusset|
|Detail of the lining of the flap and magnetic clasp|
|Detail of gusset and shoulder strap made|
from a professionally manufactured
chain which I shortened to suit my height
|Base of bag showing detail of Art Deco- inspired quilting|
|Photograph showing the lining of the evening bag inside a|
zipped pocket for security