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Tapestry and Chenille


I wanted some new fabric to work with in the new year so I did some research online and decided to add tapestry and chenille to my stockpile. Both textiles sew up really well and are just the right weight for creating sturdy purses. My decision to purchase the tapestry fabric was inspired by a vintage purse I came across while perusing online. I've always loved the rich and opulent patterns and colors found in tapestries. The chenille was inspired by some fabric I purchased last year, a robin's egg blue chenille, that I absolutely love. It's soft and luxurious just like velvet but much easier to work with. At the moment I have it available in leaf green and robin's egg blue. The new batch of purses are all lined on the inside of the straps with the same fabric as the interior to add a little more drama. I'll have to wait and see how well these new textiles do in my shop. I never know what will be popular until I put it to the test!


Comments

Loddelina said…
Oh, Elisa, these are beautiful!
I love the tapestry, it is so elegant, like an evening at the Opera!
Diane said…
These handbags look lovely.
Kristin said…
I loooooooov the tapestry. Just beautiful!
Leslie Doughty said…
I agree with Loddelina, the tapestry bag is very elegant. The chenille is a nice pairing, great bags girl!
Anya said…
The first is totally different like your other bags
we call that "chashmir"
(I don't know the english name :(
Very nice bag !!
abigail said…
oooh I love the tapestry!
Esme said…
I love this tapestry bag-Our cats do look alike don't they.

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