Sigrid Fold-Over Cross Body Bag
This linen and canvas cross body bag is like an extra pocket -- it lays against your body and keeps your essentials close at hand. It is block printed then embroidered by hand. The block printed and stitched image is on the front and back of the bag; the face inside the fold is solid gray canvas. The leather strap is adjustable with two brass studs. The sturdy brass YKK zipper is tied with leather.
Dimensions: 9"w x 5.75" h when folded over; 9"w x 10.5h when fully extended
Handle drop: Adjustable from 21" to 24"
The fabric used in my work is block printed and stitched by hand. I start by drawing a design, then carving it into a block. To print the fabric, the block is inked again and again and pressed onto the fabric. Once dried and heat set, I stitch the fabric—by hand to embroider it and/or with a machine to create sewn goods.
Variations are inherent to the handmade process, and through them one can see the hand work involved in creating this item.