A day of softball and field hockey - what gorgeous weather!
I decided that I might take a week or so to challenge myself to some repurposing as I create. Maybe it's spring cleaning fever? Maybe it's to honor Earth Day? Who knows ... but here we go!
I started with a beautiful scarf that some moths had decided would make a nice treat. It had several holes so... I started cutting! My first project was a purse! I found a coordinating blue print, repurposed a string from a sweatshirt for the strap and found a pendant with a blue stone to use as a "button" to hold it closed.
|Scarf & strap = repurposed, FQ and pendant = new|
I played around with how to put it together and decided on classic bag construction by making the lining and bag the same. Then I sewed the flap lining and fabric together (right sides in), fliped them and slipped the lining into the bag. After ironing and before overstitching the flap I tucked the knotting ends into the hole that was still there at the corner of each side. Held it with a pin and then sewed over it to secure it as I sewed around the whole thing!
|Bag & lining sewn together along flap|
|Tucking the strap knot in before final stitching|
Lastly, I made a button hole on the flap and secured the pendant on the bag body. I knotted the strap as it was a bit long for me and it looked a bit more stylish that way.
I had a bit more time left in my day, so I sewed the next Bottled Rainbow block together. I like tacking the pieces down with temporary spray adhesive so I can "live with it" a bit before I sew it. Seems to help me visually. I have to say that these are truely a bit too much fun!
|Pin Bottled Rainbow Block|