Handcrafted Harris Tweed top handle bag, with Liberty cotton appliquéd hare and free motion embroidered flowers. Ideal gift for a hare or nature lover, or as a gorgeous treat for yourself.
This handcrafted bag features a free motion appliquéd liberty fabric hare on a deep magenta tweed, with embroidered pink and mauve flowers. The inside is 100% Liberty cotton in a pink flowered fabric with a metal clasp.
Large enough to hold a phone, small purse, lipstick…… Gorgeous to use as a special occasion bag. Small purse not included but can be purchase separately.
I start the process by choosing a liberty fabric to match the Harris Tweed; which I purchase directly from weavers on the Isle of Harris. The hares are hand drawn and cut out before being free motion appliquéd onto the tweed and a tiny black bead is hand sewn for the eye.
The next stage is to add grass and flowers to compliment the colours of the fabrics. This is done by free motion machine embroidery, think using the sewing machine needle as a pencil and you will have an idea of the process. It is all done by eye, no computer programmes involved, so everyone produced is unique.
Once the exterior is finished a wadding is added to give the bag a lovely feel, then I sew and add the cotton lining, the purse is then hand stitched into a metal clasp using Perle embroidery thread for strength.
The finished purse is approximately 20 cm x 15 cm, plus the handle height of 10 cm and comes wrapped in tissue. An authentic tweed label is included in the packaging, it is not sewn onto the purse as customers have expressed this as a preference.