Since Marc by Marc Jacobs showed accessories covered in bunnies, and talks began about whether the bunny is the new cat, I thought that it was about time that the squirrel got a little fame of its own, too. Therefore, this blog’s only intent is to bring justice to other cute furry animals besides cats and bunnies. Let’s fashion up, squirrels!
Have you ever had a bag that was just perfect?! Well, I have.
And since the fabric started to deteriorate, my heart cringed at the thought of throwing it away. If you're experiencing the same issue, here's how to turn things around in favour of your bag.
All you need is:
- some fabric (you can go ahead and cover all the bag like I did, or only cover some parts of it) and matching thread
- a pair of scissors
- (optional) a sewing machine
I had some fabric left from my last emerald project, so I decided to use it.
Since I had some already-cut fabric, I did the sewing in different stages. But if you have enough fabric to cover the entire part of the bag, don't shy away.
Advice: the inside must be dealt with at the beginning so that you are not left with raw sides.
Then, I went on with covering the top.
Since I wanted to give it a personal finish, I sewed by hand the back part.
It came, but with some flaws. The fabric was unraveled for both shoulders.
Given that her sister is sooo gifted (yeah, a lot of modesty there!), she decided upon not returning it and gave it to me as a project. Which I gladly accepted.
I remembered my Pear project, so I thought about making some shoulder boards.
I used some red fabric remaining from the Rachel's skirt project.
Firstly, I sewed by hand the unraveled parts.
I eyeballed the material I needed for the shoulder boards and cut it. Then, I cut it into two pieces.
I sewed the margins by using the sewing machine and obtained two shoulder boards.