handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Handmade Market Flowers Purse

Market Flowers Purse design is 14″ wide x 11″ tall,  printed in reclaimed damask tablecloth fabric and lined with more reclaimed tablecoth fabric. Woven 1/2″ straps wrap around the bag as handles for hand or shoulder. Bag closes with a zipper. Each bag is handmade and may vary slightly in size or materials.

About the artwork

handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Market Flowers bag, printed on both sides, with white tape trim handles that wrap around, zipper closure.

I use commercial-quality fabric transfers to make fabric “swatches”. Like my accessory bags and cloth placemats they are printed on reclaimed fabrics from tablecloths, curtains, and any other clean, sturdy solid-colored fabric that won’t melt in the heat press. This bag is my most favorite old damask tablecloth, now too stained to ever use, but I can make use of the clean areas and give the fabric a new life. The damask pattern shows through just enough to almost give the flowers a little dimension.

It’s also lined with a printed tablecloth that has a pale pink flowery border. I can make use of my old printed textiles, and others I can collect, in the same way. So much is thrown away, and many fabrics are not ethically produced and have environmental impacts, so why not use something that’s already here? And although I know I’ll never use those tablecloths again I have a real attachment to them, so they get another life.


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