I follow some amazing artisans on instagram and facebook, who are real inspirations. Bookhou is one of those.
She designs and screen prints beautiful fabrics, does indigo dying, makes great bags. I have one of her bags. I used her bags as inspiration to bring life to an idea I needed help fleshing out.
I found some great dark denim with a golden sheen and wanted to make a bag out of it. I’m going across the country next week so I thought I’d make a bag that could serve as my carry on/purse. I used this tote from Bookhou as inspiration:
And here is mine.
I used the denim for the exterior and handles, gold thread, and Ikea canvas for the interior. It’s nice and sturdy. I gave it a 3″ gusset so it can hold my laptop, kindle and wallet.
The photos aren’t great, but it tuned out exactly how I wanted it to. Isn’t that a good feeling?