My original Idea for the bag was to have patches with girls faces on them. Within the faces, they would have hardware that I would use as piercings. Also, I wanted beveled stars on the straps because I like the look of them. I also wanted the bag to be heavily distressed and overly decorated.
Instead, I came up with this. Like the original sketch, I made the bag out of patches. I sourced the patches from the Mood furniture store. I took advantage of their free swatches, thank you mood. For the skeleton of the bag though, I did go out and purchase raw canvas to add structure. The canvas is the body, the patches are just the skin.
Front of the bag.
Back of the bag.
Added beads to the side of the bag for decoration.
Final picture of the bag, It’s all done at this point. I will most likely keep adding onto it. It will take months of use for it to reach its true form. When sweat, dirt, and anything else New York City has to offer seeps into the seams of this bag it will bring the bag to life.
Model wearing bag.
Model wearing bag 2.
Supplies falling out the bag.
I had fun making this bag. I would be at the UC sometimes past midnight slaving away at it. I would walk home tired beyond hell in the freezing weather. This project changed me mentally. I no longer think the same way, I think the bag has taken my soul. No turning back, I have decided to dedicate my life to creating Ungepatchka designs.