All mine!

All pictures are clickable for the curious.

Yes, I have another finished object to show today.

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That is fusible fabric fused to an old cut-up t-shirt, in turn fabric-glued to my work.

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That is how it looks inside. Fairly true to the real colour.

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That is my first-ever successful use of Tunisian (knit) stitch (link leads to Nexstitch.com’s video instructions). I used the same regular hook, because this strap is only 5 stitches across. I love how the cotton blend yarn gives a perfect definition to the knit stitch.

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This is the button closure. Larger than life button, but I like it. It makes a statement, don’t you think?

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Yes, that’s my hand 🙂 By now discerning (and patient) readers would have gathered that this is yet another bag. So I present proudly:

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Ta-da!!!!!! I’m proud of myself for several reasons, including fusible fabric, bling-y button, made-up pattern (ok it’s quite elementary, but still!), Tunisian stitch…

Er-urm. Here’s the details:

Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Baby Denim and Vardhman Feather Fresh
Hook: Pony 4.5 mm

Pattern: All my very own!!!!!
Time: Over two days
Size: 8.5″ x 6.5″(straps are about 9″ high)
Extra: #1 Where do I begin?! Ok, I successfully used the Tunisian knit stitch (link leads to ARNie’s written instructions) for the first time ever for the straps

#2 Love the definition the cotton yarn gives, and since the base was already anchored to the purse, the Tunisian part did not curl.

#3 My first time using fusible lining. I bought a metre of the fabric used for collars and cuffs. I was wondering if it might make it too stiff, but it’s fine.

#4 Cut up an old t-shirt (doesn’t match exactly, but that’s ok)

#5 There’s bling in them thar button

#6 Posting about it is successfully distracting me from the terror in Bombay. 😦

11 thoughts on “All mine!

  1. I’m in total awe of this fuseable fabric!!! I have to learn this. and by the way, some of us are praying for you guys over there today. Keep your head up, and stay safe!

  2. Oh Swapna – you have a fabulous purse there. Congratulations. I saw this blog link from the Tunisian Group and had to check you out. Keep on going Girrrl !!
    Hugs…..S>

  3. Love your work and intricate details in the photos. You look like you have a ton of fun knitting. I haven’t ventured out beyond scarves yet… but hopefully when the moment strikes me, I’ll do something a little bit more creative.

  4. Swapnae, that bag looks lovely! And you’ve done a great job on it. And Congratulations on your very own pattern.
    Now that fusable fabric seems like something I need IMMEDIATELY !! I have a bag done and have been putting off doing the lining. Thanx for the great idea!

  5. It is a beautiful bag, Swapna! I love the color and the button! I think the kind of button you choose gives an item it’s personality. Ya done good, my friend! 🙂

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