Yesterday we visited Edinburgh with the intention of attending one of the Fringe Festival shows. Of course, I always catch the opportunity to take photos of the new bags and other things I make. Initially, we were worried that it would be a challenge to find a quiet place in a really crowded capital. But it was enough to walk away from the main street into a side lane to find a perfect spot.
I spotted the red fire stairs and decided that it would be an ideal background for this Urban Flower bag to bloom.
The little bag I made is another variation of a pattern from PDF Sewing Patterns, but I applied some changes. I made the bag sides and bottom wider so it gained that cubical shape - and I added short handles, so now it is a cute small handbag with an option of being a cross-body bag to be more functional.
I accented the bottom of the bag with another layer of Washpapa and metal bag feet.
Talking of Washpapa... This time, I chose the Sahara colour because I thought it would be a nice bright background for a fire-red flower applique made of custom UV-printed Washpapa.
I added a flower-shaped charm with a logo and a tassel. I really enjoy working with aged Washpapa because it is softer than the standard one and has little wrinkles that make an interesting texture. Partly like a natural leather but also like handmade paper. Well, it is a paper after all but with all those great properties - you can wet it, wash it, sew it and it doesn't dissolve like ordinary paper.
Of course I couldn't resist having some nice photos taken on those red stairs!
Just to let you know that, if you like this version of the bag, it will soon be available in my Etsy shop, so keep your eyes peeled :)