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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Folklore Bag from One Yard Wonders

I am having lots of fun sewing many of the project in the  book One Yard Wonders.  I really enjoyed putting together the Folklore bag.  I don't have much experience sewing handbags or purses so I was excited to give it a try.  I did find sewing the curved bottom of the bag challenging but not impossible and I was so pleased with the results it was worth it!  And the best thing about this bag is that I found the yard of fabric in a clearance bin for $3 a yard.  This is my favorite bag to use right now.  I think I'll make another one in a darker print fabric.

Here is a photo of my completed bag:

Also September is craft book month at Craft Buds.  I am linking up this post.  Be sure to stop by Craft Buds and see what everyone else has been making from various craft books.

Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Upcycled: Pants to a Bag!

I decided to take some old pants and upcycle them into a bag when I saw the upcycle challenge on Made it on Monday.  My favorite pair of white capri pants had been stained with balsamic vinegar so I figured this would give them a new life that would bring them pride.  I didn't want the bag to be plain white so I headed to the local thrift shop and found a pair of red pants to add to the mix.  (I figure I was doing everyone a favor by buying these pants and making them a bag.  No one needed to be wearing them!)

And here's the bag:

Front of bag with embroidery on the pocket and ruffles along the side seams.

Back of bag with embroidery on the pocket.  This cute little birdie template is from Urban Threads.

Inside of bag with two pockets. 

And some close ups of the embroidery:

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