Yesterday I wrote about using a flower shape to make a bag. I couldn’t show you better picture because it was still drying and it was drying because… well, because it was wet, of course. But why is something washed right after it is made you may ask?
Well, I have read couple of times in different craft magazines to “fray the edges of denim” if you want to achieve that “fraying” look. So after making the first broch I tried to but it didn’t work at all. Especially with curvy shapes like this and because of warp and weft I was able to pull out only couple of threads.
I put it in a pillow case to prevent the lint getting all over the other clothes. You can see the result here
It has frayed probably too much and I will cut a bit away (and iron the bag – not so easy!), however I like the look more now.
And this is the back of the bag. This would be probably my style: just one flower. I somehow like simple designs more and more.
As for the t-shirts, the flowers are bonded with Bondaweb and all the denim I used is recycled from old jeans. For bags, hats and broches this type works the best as it is firm, the one from denim shirts would be probably the best for bonding on clothes.
The bag and the hat are now listed in my shop.