Anyone who’s ever reconstructed a garment knows the importance of
hoarding stockpiling squirreling away neatly storing the excess bits & pieces for possible future use – even if those around you think you’re completely nuts for holding onto that tiny scrap of gorgeous vintage silk or that broken zipper pull… you know, eventually, inspiration will strike & it’ll be just the thing you’ve been looking for to finish (or begin) a project…
Any theories as to which lovely leftover I unearthed to create the nifty little bag above?
Root around your own stash & create your own:
Snag a pant leg (this is one of the funky pinstriped legs leftover from my Chuffed with my Cuff skirt), a necktie & a coordinating button
turn the pant leg inside out
fold up the raw end about 1cm
fold the pressed end of the pant leg up to the other end – flipping it over itself & keeping the tube-shape intact (the pant leg then becomes its own bag lining)
sew the bottom closed…
and box the corners if desired
grab the necktie & arrange & pin it in place on either side of your almost-a-bag for the strap
stitch it on
attach your awesome button-hole foot & put it to work…stitch on your button & you’re done!
a fantastically quick project that also makes a groovy lil’ gift!