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« on: February 01, 2009 08:53:18 PM »

I haven't posted a project in a long time.  I put a lot of work into this, though, and am dying to share it!  I made this bag for the Singer Sewing With Nature Contest.  If you haven't heard about the contest you can read about it here http://craftzine.com/sewingwithnature/.  I can't believe I finished it in time.  I'm a bad procrastinator!



Anyway, the outside of the bag is made completely from old, unwanted clothes, and the lining is from some old curtains.  The tree trunks are made from some old linen pants.  It was so light I decided they should be birch trees, so I stitched little lines across the trunks to make them look more realistic.



I also layered the leafy sections to give them more depth.



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I'm hoping to win a dress form.  I've never won anything before, so I'm really excited/nervous.  Wish me luck! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009 08:56:55 PM »

What a cute bag!
love the trees!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009 09:23:29 PM »

great job, pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009 10:14:39 PM »

awesome bag! I joined the flickr group for that competition, but didn't have a chance to craft for it, with all of my swaps.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009 12:11:57 AM »

Gorgeous bag, great idea for the birch trees.  I hope you win that dress form!
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009 01:49:17 AM »

What an amazing attention to detail and use of fabric patterning for artistic effect.   Shocked  That bag is gorgeous, and so unique.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009 04:58:12 AM »

Good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009 06:11:57 AM »

Thanks for all the comments!  There are a lot of really great entries.  Yall should check them out too.  It neat to see how many different ideas people get from the same inspiration.
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scary_mary
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009 06:26:11 AM »

great bag and amazing attention to detail!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009 07:18:55 AM »

That's a beautiful bag!  Even if you don't win you have a great new bag.  Good luck!!!
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