Grocery Bag Purse

DSCN6857.JPG This bag (left) is my entry in the July Whiplash competition. I designed it to be a replica of a typical shopping bag (right). DSCN6854.JPG
DSCN6858.JPG The inside is lined with gingham and has a few pockets for pens, phone, and small items. I also made a shopping receipt change purse. DSCN4497.JPG
DSCN6864.JPG There are two ways to carry the purse: by the fabric handles (left) or by an interior drawstring (right). DSCN6877.JPG
DSCN6876.JPG I created the design by scanning a grocery bag into Photoshop, printing the design, and using transfer paper to transfer it to the fabric, which was cut using a grocery bag as a pattern. DSCN6866.JPG
DSCN6832.JPG The design was then embroidered on the bag using a combination of stem and satin stich, before the bag was sewn together. DSCN6837.JPG

I am entering this bag into the SKILL category (Although I thought it could have gone in the FANCY, since it features embellishment).

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Special thanks to my models: Mary and Jenny

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