I have been working on these bags for 2 week ends and just finished them today. As I have mentioned before, I have an interest in using home decor sample fabrics for my sewing projects. And to use the whole book of the sample in one project was my plan. First I have to clean the fabric sheet from backing glue and paper. This might be the most difficult part. I tried many ways such as soak them in the boiling water or apply gu gone or put vinegar. Which it finally come off, I could not tell which one is the most effective one. Then I applied fusible fabric on to the back of each piece. The sticky glue will stick on to the needle, the footer and will stop you from sewing.
I just laid all the fabric sheets on the floor in color order and arranged them in to the bag size which I like oversize. I add little pockets which sticking out on both front and bag. They give a little bit of three dimension and characters to the bag. I use scrap leather which I had bought months ago as handles. The Finnish size of the bag is .35x.55m.
Another one is wrist purse from scrap edge of fabric which I call “cutting edge purse”. I have been collecting edge of fabric that I cut. I really like the beauty of them. I just stitch them together by using canvas fabric as base sheet( I didn’t use it at the beginning and it cause the unstraight and uneven. The final size is .14x.30m. I use scrap leather as strap again. I love the color and the softness of the leather. The wrist purse is a total scrap(except the lining).