Friday, May 1, 2009

Only one more to go!

So, number two on the list is done and gone. I rather enjoyed making this bag after I started. The brief was for a bag that looked like a skirt and had cut out front pockets. I used a size 10 skirt pattern from 25 years ago and just shaped my own pockets. The lining and outside were then treated as one and inserted into the waistband as seen in my previos post. Details of the front. The colours in these photos are not true to life. The real object has more colour and is a very comfortable bag for carrying goodies.The third item on my list will be made using this skirt. My friend in Queensland bought it in an op shop and commissioned me to make her a bag. I wonder what the finished project will look like? At present I have no idea. I think I will start by cutting off the material I need for straps and then go from there.
Tune in next week for the exciting finish to this series!


  1. That turned out great!
    What a cute idea.

    Kimberly :)

  2. Hi again, :)

    Thanks for your sweet comment!
    You asked, "...May I ask, what sort of interfacing do you use?"I use Pellon Decor Bond or Craft Fuse on the body of the bag and a lighter weight interfacing for the lining.


  3. Such a fabulous idea for a bag - so so cute!

  4. Great bag and great new background. Smart cookie!!

  5. The parcel arrived!!! Thank you - we didn't even come to blows ... love the pillow cases, the doillies, the tea towel and the cosy - everything THANK YOU! Crafting Incontinence Cure All!

  6. Wow, those are both so lovely!

    Love the new blog design!!

  7. LOve your upcycling - very, very clever! Can't wait to see the next one.

  8. So, so creative. This turned out so stunning!

    And your new blog header is adorable.

  9. I love your work and your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine to comment; I appreciated your list of essentials to have on hand. We have to keep an eye on the fuel (to be sure we have enough), but we do have a little camp stove that could help us out in a pinch!
    Take good care~

  10. wow your bag is fabulous!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the other skirt!! thanks for dropping by to say hi!!

  11. Very Cute!!! (and creative....)
    I love the rickrack around the pocket.
    Have a wonderful day :)

  12. Crikey I love upcycling and those bags of yours are just the ticket!

    PS. I'm happy to use bubble wrap for packaging that egg...


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