In between some work I have stitched up the remaining silk bags from the fabric I bought from Fabricana (see Silk bag therapy - One of Three). It has been a good thing to do in a break. Since the bags are cut out, it doesn't take long to make one. The fabric is so lovely to work with - although I have learned not to wear my black wool jumper while sewing it!
I am going to post the next group here and the rest in one later post.
The first few are very straightforward, a sari piece in bright orange that included a heavy brocade border with silver thread
The next group needed more careful cutting. The peacock bag is about 24x35cm.
There was enough of the non-bordered part to make another small bag.
A satin-stitched flower border also looks good.
I do rather like the result though.
How will these bags be used? I'll use them in place of gift wrapping in the hope they will be used again and continue the enjoyment of the fabric for just a bit longer.