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How the bags get made
Meadow Messenger Bag

How the bags get made

I was fortunate recently to be visited by a photographer, Julia Dunin, who was tasked by My Creative Edge to photograph the creative process that results in my bags. Julia made it an enjoyable process, and I’m delighted with the photographs.

I thought I’d share the results in this blog, but first I’ve also added in a short video of my über patient husband hanging out the umpteenth load of washed recycled jeans on our washing line, which is one of the first things that has to happen before the jeans can be cut to shape and size and the zips removed.

Once the jeans are dry, they are “filletted”. they are cut into two halves, right and left legs, and the zips are removed.

Creative Process
Creative Process

The zips are removed from the denim and readied for use in purses. the rest of the denim is sorted by thickness – certain bags need certain thicknesses of denim, some are not so fussy.

 

 

 

The fabrics then need to be selected from my store – this is some of my fabric waiting to be cut.  The fabrics are cut to size,

 

 

 

 

and then I can move on to the component parts, like the zips for the zip top small and large cross body bags.

Creative Process
Creative Process

 

 

 

 

 

And then I start to sew…

Creative Process
Creative Process

 

And then for fun, Julia suggested a short photoshoot with a bag…

I just love this photo – it perfectly describes how practical and useful, and still beautiful, my bags are.  They’re as happy when you’re in wellies walking the dog as they are attending a meeting with the Bank Manager or an evening out with the girls.

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