Exclusive statement tote bag with appliqued textile art front panel

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Exclusive statement tote bag with appliqued textile art front panel



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: upholstery fabric, assorted cotton fabrics, lining material, threads, fusible fleece, interfacing, zip, D rings

This luxury bag is inspired by a piece of my original art, entitled "Icicles: feeling the chill", which has been reproduced in textiles for the front panel of the bag. It is truly unique, in a way that makes it a special item to own and use.

Dimensions (approx.) 35cm x 30cm x 10cm (14 x 12 x 4 inches)

The art panel is made from a selection of batik and marbled cotton fabrics that have been appliqued onto white cotton fabric which was overlaid with net. The panel is enhanced with machine embroidery in variegated and metallic threads and is lightly quilted.

The main fabric for the body of the bag is an offcut of upholstery fabric which has a luxurious sheen and a self-coloured watermark woven into it. The outer fabrics have been backed with fusible fleece and the seams stiffened with buckram so that the bag maintains its shape.

It is fully lined in a silky, floral-patterned fabric and has the benefit of a roomy 20cm x 20cm pocket and a zipped 15cm x 15cm pocket.

There are two magnetic clasps to fasten the top of the bag, and two handles which are attached with D-rings in gun-metal grey.

This bag would be ideal either as a large, statement handbag or as a project bag, perhaps for knitting or sewing. I also have a needle case which features a similar piece of textile artwork and can be seen here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/905680883/sewing-needle-case-unique-needle-book-in?ref=shop_home_active_22&frs=1. If you wished to purchase both there is a 10% discount with the code COMPANION.

If you were interested in purchasing the original acrylic artwork with the bag, please contact me.
Or if you have a picture that you'd like re-produced in an appliqued design onto a bag made specially for you, let me know. I love making bespoke items!

As with all the items in my shop, this is individually designed and made by me. To see what else I have available, follow this link: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/barmadebags

Please note that I am currently only shipping within the UK, where postage is free.


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38 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

gillmbond 27 Feb, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

‘Austin’s Bag’ is our second order from Barbara and words don’t come near to say how delighted we are. The fabrics used, the standard of sewing and the end result are nothing less than high-end! Barbara you are so talented; thank you. Austin with love joining his cousins Emily and Julia, whose bags were our initial order, on library visits. All three book bags are unbelievably high standard. The grandchildren will enjoy using them. Xx

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6101emily 30 Apr, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Used this bag to match a dress for a wedding, had plenty of room for my purse phone and makeup

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ekaterin24 28 Jun, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This bag was excellently made; not a flaw in sewing. It's both sturdy and beautiful. I love the four sections inside (with a zipper for one) and that the lining is a light color--everything is so easy to find! I've gotten many compliments on this bag.

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Marian Collins 23 Jan, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Barbara made me a beautifully crafted phone pouch, to a pattern we worked out together, as I had very specific requirements. She was generous with her time and expertise in helping me come to a final design, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. The item arrived quickly. I will most definitely be asking for more bespoke pieces in the future!

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