There used to be a very sweet retail store in the Valley called Super Fun 5 that stocked all sorts of indi-hip and random assortments of clothing, bits and pieces, and bric-a-brac (must find out where that term comes from). I saw this very cute bookbag in the window.
The clever designer had used her zigzag stitch to create a great piece of art.
Apparently it was a young girl from the Sunshine Coast who sometimes sent stuff to the store to sell - that's all I was able to find out. I have hung on to this book bag, with it's ink stains from de-lidded pens, coffee splatters and the odd moth hole and today I decided it was time to frame it and display. My flatmate and I agreed that the 'wrong' side of the stitching is perhaps the 'right' side as it gives the gazing damsel much more emotion...or something.
I have several design friends who often make things showing the 'wrong' side of the fabric. Have a look next time you're choosing fabric - sometimes the way it's woven or the shift in colour might be exactly what you're looking for (especially in denim).