Up-cycled Materials into Bags

So, last month we moved into our new place. We kept our brown leather couch, however, we decided to get rid of the ottoman. But I didn’t just want to throw away good leather material, so we decided to cut up the leather and I made several new tote bags and cross-body bags out of the up-cycled fabric.

I also included regular fabric to the bags including canvas and cotton. I think the bags turned out really great with the brown leather.

I have also included a couple more bags I currently made, and of course one of them is sugar skulls!

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New Creations and My First Craft Fair in Denver

I have been living in Denver, Colorado for about a month now, and I have already participated in my first craft fair here last week!  It took place during a first Friday at an art walk in the Santa Fe Art District in Denver.  I only sold a few things, but I made a few connections and met some other great crafters.  There was a big turn out at the art and craft show, and there were other great and unique vendors.  This was a night market, the first one I have ever participated in.  The weather was a little drizzly, but most of the rain stayed away, and it was not too hot and not too cold.

The past few weeks, I have made several new bags and I also began to sew little zippered coin pouches.

pouches

I have also visited several small business owned fabric stores in the City and outside of the City including “Fancy Tiger Crafts” and “Colorado Fabrics.”  I love the fabric I located in these stores.  There very unique looking and it is good quality fabric.  I have began to sew crossbody bags and more cosmetic bags.  I am also sewing with other material such as canvas.

I have also began to make little collar flowers for my dog!  I loved how the skull flower turned out.  Colorado is a very dog friendly place, and Lilly has received many compliments on her flower collars!

I have included more of my creations on my Etsy site!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JuliesJewelz086