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 bagThis 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 purseThis dainty clematis-inspired kiss-lock clutch is perfect for a special summer event.
Clematis trail wristlet clutchThis 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!
Sea green clematis trail clutchInspired by the clematis in my garden, this clutch bag would be lovely for a summer wedding or garden party.
Single rose white clutchA rose bud was the inspiration behind this clutch bag made from textured upcycled fabric.
Midnight magic clutchThis black envelope style clutch made from upcycled fabric has just a hint of sparkle in the stitching around the appliqued flowers!
Cherry blossom clutchA lovely spring clutch with a spray of cherry blossom appliqued onto the flap and a silk lining. Upcycled luxury!
Primrose promise coin purseMade from upcycled cotton fabric, this zipped coin purse features appliqued primroses.
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.