Floral Bag With Clay Button
Monday, August 14, 2006
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

I don't think there is anything more fun to sew than a bag!

The pattern I started out with was pretty plain but I decided to add some pockets, inside and outside. Mom also has an embroidery machine, so I got to add a little more detail to the strap.. I love the way it turned out!

Inside of bag.

I made the button out of clay, sorry I couldn't get a clear picture of it. It's very easy to make. I used Premo clay. Make the shape of the button as you wish out of white or ivory clay. Make indents in the button using a pin (length wise) so you have long grooves, poke a few holes and bake. Once cool, rub some 'burnt brown' acrylic paint into the grooves.

There you go. Insha'Allah I would like to try out another bag.. hopefully in a beautiful green!!


posted by Sketched Soul at 4:30 PM | Permalink


At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Uzair

Wow, MA! Beautiful blog, and the semi-instructional bag-making posts are very cool :)

It's wonderful to see Muslims putting their creativity to good use...I don't have anything to point to myself, but you might find these links interesting:




At 5:03 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu Uzair,

Jazak'Allah for your kind words, and for the links. I shall insha'Allah bookmark them and take some time going through them. Much appreciated. :)


At 6:58 AM, Blogger Card_Maker

Assalamu-alaikum Farhana!

Jazakhallah for stoping by islamicexpressions.com - we really appreciate your kind words. Just to let you know, the site is up and running again now.

Mashallah, you're so talented, the bag looks brilliant! Your site is lovely too.



At 5:37 PM, Blogger SUHAA

mashaAllah i wish i had the time and the resources (like someone to teach me!) to learn to do something creative like this..
this skill is a gift from Allah, and may Allah bless you for it


At 8:02 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu sister,

Oh yes... AlhumduliLlah, I never forget whatever I can do/and do comes from Allah, I just pray I only use it for good, insha'Allah.

Insha'Allah I hope one day you too get the opportunity to do something 'creative'. :)



At 4:13 PM, Blogger *!~Faith~!*

Assalam alaikum,

I absolutely loved this bag *sigh* I wish I knew how to make one now :(

You're so creative Masha'Allah :D Perhaps you should know that you got me interested in crafty stuff now =)


At 12:15 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest Faith,

Jazak'Allah for the wonderful comments.

Do you know how to sew?? I have a basic idea of sewing, so I think others who have at least the basics down, could make a bag. Give it a try!

And I am sooooo thrilled to hear you are inspired to do more crafty things. I would love to hear about your new adventures.. I'm sure all those things you found in you room .. could turn out to be a craft supply heaven :)

Love Farhana


At 11:00 AM, Blogger *!~Faith~!*

Salam alaikum,

Nope, sadly I have zero sewing skills :( Is it hard to learn though?


At 2:42 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Faith,

Sorry for the delayed response.

Humm.. no, I really don't think it's hard to learn, at different stages it gets a little challenging.. but that's later on. But learning the basic is easy..and useful.. (ie: you can make lots of things knowing just the basics!)

I hope you give it a try, insha'Allah. And if there is any way I can help please feel free to contact me.

Love Farhana


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