Sunday, 21 September 2014


The other day I picked up a second hand bag from the Op Shop for $8. The exterior fabric is leather, and it is in the slouch style that I like - so it had enough going for it that I bought it. BUT - the styling was a little nana-ish, and the clour was a bit old-lady-blue, so I decided I needed to make it over a little bit by somehow adding a geometric pattern.

I saw a few examples, ranging from the elaborate, to the simple.

found this on Etsy.. I LOVE IT!! Aztec Hand embroidered Clutch/Case/Sleeve for iPad by ShaunDesign, $39.15
Ocean Waves bag. Linen fabric, cotton straps, DMC perle cotton embroidery thread.

How-To: Geometric Tote Bag Embroidery. I'd do this for a smaller clutch/makeup bag

In the end, I saw this awesome fabric by Ralph Lauren Home and used that as my inspiration, and decided to add a pattern to one panel of the bag using white fabric paint.

Ralph Lauren's "Galapagos" fabric in lapis

It definitely has a better vibe to it now, and I'm looking forward to wearing it this Summer.

M x