I mostly work with remnants so I rarely have an idea of how a bag will look before I begin.
A simple pile of colors and prints.
A collection of fabric.
I sort. Move the colors around. Layer various pieces together.
Usually two different fabrics, sometimes more.
I iron. The warmth of the steam. The squeak of the ironing board. Taking the wrinkles away.
Revealing the beauty of a fabric’s print.
Almost as relaxing for me as a soak in the tub or a foot massage.
Then I piece the scraps together.
Adding buttons, patches or hand stitching for a personal, unique touch.