PLANT and ART-INSPIRED BAGS

Bags and purses with floral, leaf or cactus inspired appliques.

The inspiration for these bags comes mainly from the flowers in my garden and the cacti that decorate our home.  Each appliqued design is carefully created using appropriate batik cotton fabrics and enhanced with machine stitching, often in variegated thread. Most of these are available through my Etsy shop.  If you see one you like that is no longer available, please contact me.

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Clematis trail Dorothy bag
Clematis trail Dorothy bag

This wide-based bag with its short detachable strap is made from upcycled fabric in a deep plum colour and features my appliqued clematis design.

Marsala clematis trail purse
Marsala clematis trail purse

This dainty clematis-inspired kiss-lock clutch is perfect for a special summer event.

Clematis trail wristlet clutch
Clematis trail wristlet clutch

This dainty zipped purse with its appliqued clematis design in blue is perfect if you want a small bag to hold your phone and not much else!

Marsala Roses Clutch
Marsala Roses Clutch

Inspired by wild roses in the hedgerow and made from upcycled fabric.

Sea green clematis trail clutch
Sea green clematis trail clutch

Inspired by the clematis in my garden, this clutch bag would be lovely for a summer wedding or garden party.

Single rose white clutch
Single rose white clutch

A rose bud was the inspiration behind this clutch bag made from textured upcycled fabric.

Midnight magic clutch
Midnight magic clutch

This black envelope style clutch made from upcycled fabric has just a hint of sparkle in the stitching around the appliqued flowers!

Cherry blossom clutch
Cherry blossom clutch

A lovely spring clutch with a spray of cherry blossom appliqued onto the flap and a silk lining. Upcycled luxury!

Primrose promise coin purse
Primrose promise coin purse

Made from upcycled cotton fabric, this zipped coin purse features appliqued primroses.

Oak leaf batik purse
Oak leaf batik purse

This coin purse is made from red and turquoise batik print fabric with appliqued oak leaves

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Autumn Orchid Crossbody
Autumn Orchid Crossbody

A slightly abstract applique design based upon orchids is featured on this crossbody bag.

Autumn Acer crossbody bag
Autumn Acer crossbody bag

A great autumnal bag made from upcycled wool in rich, burnt-orange shade and featuring appliqued acer leaves and machine embroidery.

Primrose Promise bag
Primrose Promise bag

Inspired by the primroses in my garden, this crossbody bag is a favourite of mine, so is one that I'm keeping for myself!

Autumn Orchid Crossbody
Autumn Orchid Crossbody

A slightly abstract applique design based upon orchids is featured on this crossbody bag.

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I am always looking for new inspiration and ways to extend my bag-making. 

If you have read my recent blog, you'll know that I also dabble in painting and have now started to make textile art panels and include this as a feature on my bags and other items.