Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Before and After


Posted below is the progression of my latest batch of Satchels starting this morning. The finished bags will be available in my shop this evening. Thought I would give you a glimpse into their production today.



This morning at about 10:00 a.m. when I entered my studio these 4 bags were awaiting me. I made the main body of each bag and their flaps the day before. 



By around noon I created an interior lining for each bag with one zippered pocket and one slip pocket. I had cut out and interfaced each piece yesterday so all I had to do is sew today. After they were complete I proceeded to make an adjustable strap for each bag using cotton webbing. 


The next step was to attach the strap to each bag and then sew the lining into the bag. At around 2:00 a.m. they were done. At this point I photographed them so I would be able to add them to the shop tonight. They should be available in the Pesky Cat Designs shop at around 8 PM!

10 comments:

Loddelina said...

Great job, the bags look amazing lined up like that!

I find cutting and interfacing the pieces takes 2/3 of the whole bag making time...
I wish I had some little elves doing it for me so I could concentrate only on sewing the bag together and decorating it...

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Little elves would be wonderful Loddelina! Maybe they could sew as well so all we had to do is design the bags. :)

Lakshmi said...

I love the blue color bag .. There is such intricacy involved with making each one. I love seeing how things are put together before the final product.

Sandrine said...

I love the pics of the work in progress Elisa, the green looks really lovely to me! :)

Kristin said...

So much work...but so worth the adorable result!

Whimsical Creations said...

How pretty!! It is soo fun to see your progress.

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

...what a lot of precision work! Beautifully executed!

Kitty Stampede said...

too cool!! you are talent, woman. you have the best style..and these are just so lovely & unique.

very cool seeing the stages. i am always so excited to see what you'll make next!!!

Natanya Elka said...

Very nice, Eliza! You know how much I love your bags... <3

Nat

IKABAGS said...

Beautiful color combination !
Beautiful handmade bags as always .

Have a happy weekend dear !