Range of Bags
Apart from Bespoke bags, other BarMade bags fall into 4 main categories: Patchwork, Animal appliques, Plant or art-inspired appliques and WHOOP bags.
My patchwork bags either use two contrasting upcycled fabrics to create a stylish design or a wide selection of off-cuts of printed or batik cotton fabrics. Click here to see a selection of the patchwork bags I've made, many of which are currently available through my Etsy shop.
When I started making bags, they all had floral appliques on them but the range extended to include cacti and has now extended further with the addition of bags that have a panel of textile art based on my own artwork. Click here to see clematis, roses, cherry blossom and hellebores amongst the flowers appliqued onto these bags, and to see my newest creations.
My "Happy Hedgehog" design is the animal applique that I have used most often. Click here to see the range of hedgehog bags and some of the other animal appliqued bags that I have made. Some of these have made use of printed fabrics for the appliques: a quicker way of creating the motif and hence ones that I can sell at a lower price.
These bags are made entirely from upcycled fabrics and have the appliqued acronym WHOOP on them. WHOOP stands for "We have only one planet" and by carrying a bag like this, you're showing your commitment to looking after the environment!