Aztec In My Face

by msalexwitney

Loving Aztec at the moment, I know it’s been on trend for a while now but feel like I’ve only just woken up to it.

Loving it on shoes . . .

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and bags . . .

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and clothes . . .

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Now I want to get my stitchey mitts on it!

Like with most of my work I am time-conscious as I always end up wanting to make lots more of whatever I finish, so after snooping around at traditional and trending aztec prints I put together my own pattern.

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Admittedly I’m a bit of a lazy drawer when it comes to planning out sewing ideas. I just get too excited with the thought of sewing and want to crack on as quickly as possible!

From the beginning I wasn’t sure what exactly the end piece would be, only that it would be of Aztec design.

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Hand sewn applique is one of my favourite sewing techniques, but to stay within my time-restricted rules I chose to machine stitch on these pieces.

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That’s not to say I didn’t get a little hand sewing in 😉

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I quite like the contrast of the sharper appliqued pieces to the more rough hand sewn areas.

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I had toyed with the idea of it becoming a tote bag, but I like it so much that I want it on my wall – so a DIY framing may come soon!

Reckon I’ll probably make another as I do think I’d like a tote bag version . . . and a condensed leather necklace . . . and print on a t-shirt . . .

 

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