Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scrapin' Bag

I made these 12x12 squares from my collection of selvages last summer,
 but haven't been able to decide what to do with them. 

 Then I had an ah-ha moment.

I was trying to think of something pretty and unique to make for an upcoming special day for somebody and I thought to myself, "self, why not make a cute bag out of those selvage squares."

So I did.

The whole bag is made of scraps of fabric.

I used flannel from thrifted sheets to sew the selvages to and then a piece of interfacing that my neighbor gave me that was going to get thrown out to add a little extra stiffness to the bag.

I used the rest of the pillowcase from the 2 pillowcase dresses that I made on my previous post for the drawstring part of the bag.


The flower is my first attempt at making a fabric rose.  I used a yo-yo from my stash of yo-yo's to put behind the rose for a little extra pop of color and I also added a pin backing so the flower can be removed.

I really LOVED this bag and hope that the someone
 special that I'm giving it to likes it as much as I do! 


Kelly said...

That looks great! Loving the colours!

Lisa West said...

This is a really fun bag. And I love the dresses hanging on the tree below,looks so fresh and summery. Our cold weather is back but it shouldn't last long.

Melinda Cornish said...

oh my gosh...I adore this! it is so good to see you making things again... and posting. I think this is about who we really are and I soooo wish we were close. We are going to meet someday I promise......

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