This past week I had mentioned on my personal blog that sewing machine was going to get a good workout this week.
And it has, I think.
Monday I spent putting a bunch of patches on clothing for a friend, and Tuesday I started a project for myself.
My old purse was starting to fall apart, and rather than shell out $$$ to buy a new one, I decided to try make my own.
I found this bag tutorial at http://bluebirdbaby.typepadcom/phots/bag_tutorial/index.html and had it sitting in my inbox waiting patiently for me.
I noticed that it had a center panel, which gave me the perfect opportunity to use the rest of the fabric that I loved so much here: http://sewintocrafts.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-back-after-enjoying-nine-blissful.html
I even have a little bit extra! Now what do with that...
Anyways, here is the finished product. Since it was such a deep bag (YAY!!!) I added a middle divider and extra pockets to keep things a little more organized.
I used longer middle panels and ruffled the edges to give it a little more visual interest. I also put in a zipper instead of the button it called for. I like to have all things in my purse a little more contained -- and hidden from a certain 2 year old! :o) Best of all it has room for everything -- and more! -------------------------------------------------- I worked on my purse Tuesday and Wednesday, and then today I made up another pay it forward gift. This bunting was a good way to use up scraps of fabric. I love how it turned out -- even the bias tape was recycled from my little guy's crib bumper pads!
This bunting has a little secret though... This gift is for a sweet lady in our church who has boys, but also a girl! And girls can't have blue bunting, can they?
Well, not all the time, anyways.
So I made the bunting REVERSIBLE!!!!