When I lived in the East Village, one of my favorite routines would be to wander over to the Lower East side to drop off packages at the post office, grab a snack at Baby Cakes, pet a cat or two at my stockists Moo Shoes.
But hands-down the highlight of my day was to peruse the many upholstery shops that littered Ludlow and Orchard street. Today, many of them have sadly closed, but one mainstay to this day is Zarin Fabrics. Over time I befriended the folks downstairs in the re-upholstery shop and they'd save the remnants of opulent cut velvets and let me buy them by the bag.
This exceptional cobalt blue scrolled fabric on an ivory background is one of those fabrics. There was *just enough* to cut out pieces to color-block metier totes and I laid it out to see if there would be just enough!
and I love how surprisingly well this bag will go with *everything*.
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Write in the comments which other bags would you like to see using upholstery fabric pieces?