Wanted to share with you all, something special and part of Indian tradition, 'Potli Bag' as it is known in India is the simple drawstring bag made using regal fabrics like brocade and silk with 'zari' / resham thread embellishments and were used by Royalty. In today's modern world, they continue to be used by 'regal fashioniastas'. It is actually pretty simple to make and can be made in many variatiosn, i am sharing my way of sewing it. Use your imagination to create variations.
I had earlier posted this at Saturday Mornings as a Guest Post, during the month of March, now its time share it here at my own space - Adithis Amma Sews!
- Main fabric - less than a quarter yard
- Lining fabric - less than a quarter yard
- Satin Ribbon if desired
- Trims for embellishment
- About half an hour of your 'Valuable' time
Now repeat the same steps with lining fabric (with exclusion of Step No.2- embellishment /trims)
Now that we have 2 separate cylinders with closed bottom! its time to converge them!
Use your imagination to create different kind of closures which will also act as handles for the 'Potli Bag'
'Potli Bag' along with a dazzling 'Saree' = Nothing stops you from getting all the attention!
You can view the Potli Bags i had created earlier . Interested in seeing the 'Indian Silk Skirt - Pattu Paavadai for which i have made these Matching Potli Bags, please Click on them
Hope you all enjoyed reading this post and find it useful! Thanks for reading.
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