Sunday, December 21, 2008

Beautiful Brocade Custom Carpet Bag


Oh How I LOVE Brocade!

A friend of mine asked me to make her a custom carpet bag for traveling. Now I've made a few of these bags before, but I'm particularly proud of how well this one turned out. I put a good bit of hardware on it, and found that the twist lock on the front tab worked out really nice. I will definitely incorporate that on future bags! 

I think if you click on the photo you will see a larger version of it so you can see the finer details and the intricate design of the fabric. 

This fabric is one of the most beautiful fabrics I've ever found. I hoarded it for well over a year before finding the perfect project for it. It is a gorgeous heavy textured brocade with beautiful shades of sage, gold and black. The silver and nickle hardware accents are perfect.

 I also included a couple of little accessories, a matching card case with a silver and rhinestone pin and a tissue cover that matches the quilted gold lining fabric of the bag.  I always like to give my customers little extras and I'm happy to say my friend was very pleased with her carpet bag!  

If only I had time to make one for myself. Maybe if I ever actually get to travel somewhere I will!

6 comments:

Susie said...

Hi Dianne! You really created a beauty there. It must be difficult not to get attached to them. The fabric is 2die4.Sending holiday hugs,
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

Just gorgeous Dianne! Congratulations on your new blog!
Hugs,
Eileen
www.forgetmenotdreams.com

Susan said...

Love it...you know the old carpetbags still show up at auction...and I love them! They are the studiest things! You could design a whole new line of them for the metro crowd!
Susan *dutchrose*

Lisa said...

Dianne

Gorgeous Dianne, your carpet bags are amazing.

Good luck with the new blog!

Lisa

GEORGIA said...

Dianne,
Gorgeous! Love your carpet bags as I do all the wonderful bags you make. Your fabric choices make me drool!!

Hugs!
Georgia
Grandma G's
http://www.grandmagscottage.com

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

So gorgeous Dianne and I love this new blog of yours - very pretty!