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'Sweet as... ' bags of fancy

Use foils, beads and embellishments to create a gorgeous bag.

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Duration
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Urban Life
Materials and techniques
Fabrics, metal foils, tassel making, cord making, machine and hand stitch, embellishments.
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Skill Level
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Basic machine stitching
Outcome
Create a project

Create a beautiful bag based on traditional Indian embroidered spice bags. The base is a square, which we decorate then stitch together adding cords for straps and tassels. We will look at various decorative techniques including reverse applique with fine metal foils, stitch and beading. This is intended as a workshop using a sewing machine for some sections but can be adapted for handstitch only if desired.