I made this bag using a long linen dress from the '90s. I have lots of those dresses, and I have to confess I have only recently removed them from my closet. Their long straight shape is actually flattering on me, but it's time to update my wardrobe a little. I got my wear out of them. BUT.... I don't want to waste all that great fabric, so I've put the dresses in my sewing stash to be repurposed. This little bag is my first repurposing. The lining is left over from a quilt backing, so my only expense was paying to have the name professionally embroidered.
The dress had some fish painted on it, and since I now live in Texas and this baby lives in Florida, it's much more appropriate for him than me.
This next little bag is made out of home dec weight fabric, which is what I prefer in bags just because it holds its shape better.
I always like to add a little something extra if I can, so I made a
little big removable rosette. I roughly followed Kay Whitt's directions here, although I didn't use a ruffler because the fabric was too heavy.
|I like to make my own piping|
I've got at least three more of these bags I need to make soon. They are really not hard, but I have to be inspired -- I have to have an idea in my head -- before I can feel happy about making them. Is anybody else out there like that?