Monday, April 4, 2016

The Unspeakable Secrets of a Bad Hat

The Bad Hat Bag O' Secrets

I have an old friend with whom I dine once a week, during which we share our darkest views regarding current affairs, popular culture, and the universe in general. Recently we concluded that, based on our views, we are not very nice people. Thus, the Bad Hat Bag O' Secrets. 

For those of you unfamiliar with the term "bad hat," it means a person of unsavory character. My grandmother used the term often, as in, "He is a really bad hat." One of the more iconic bad hats in literature may be found in the children's book, "Madeline and the Bad Hat." In that case, the bad hat was the son of the Spanish ambassador, a very nasty little boy.

I made this bag so that instead of sharing his black thoughts and unacceptable opinions with the rest of the world and becoming known far and wide as a bad hat, he may instead scribble them on bits of paper and place them in this bag, which will presumably be cremated along with his body at the time of his death.

Bag back

Inside: "the unspeakable secrets of a very bad hat"

The exterior of the bag is linen, the inside is crushed velvet. 

Full bag, unfolded

I have shared a final photo below showing the flip side with the stitching revealed before the bag was completed, just because I find stitching fascinating.

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