I will be demonstrating a (relatively ) low tech method of wrinkling up fabric at the April meeting of the Contemporary Quilters’ Group of WAQA so I made this bag to show what you can do with the outcome. The fabric is an interesting 100% cotton woven in Indonesia and bought straight from the loom on a holiday.
Not only is the method low tech and reasonably cheap, it is sufficient embellishment for a cotton bag. I had several nice alternative strap options and some good stones to add but really they would have been OTP. I opted for a fabric strap and nothing else.
This bag is also interesting to me because I ran out of the usual product I use for interfacing, so I substituted heavyweight Fast2Fuse, ignoring the glue on both sides and just stitching it in. I was quite surprised how pleasing the results were in terms of the body of the bag. It stands up but doesn’t feel unpleasantly rigid at all.