Even though it is my 20th wedding anniversary today, and even though the dinner dishes were not done, I spent a few hours in my sewing room tonight making more bags. (Sorry, R, I do love you....really!)
I made two small bags to use as gift bags for friends this Yule. I made them from the lower legs of a wide-leg pair of jeans and used a contrasting fabric around the top edge and as a handle.
I had another pair of jeans covered in pockets that I loved, so I cut through the crotch seam then down the inner leg seams to open them out. I cut the bottom half of the legs off, rounded the corners and sewed the pieces together then lined the bag with a pink striped fabric.
It's very roomy, though the top opening is rather small in comparison. I was thinking of gifting this to a friend, but I'm not sure if it's up to scratch!
I made a little bag to co-ordinate with this. I had
a small piece of patchwork lying around from my
quilting days - it was English paper pieced by hand,
and I added on a few more hexagons, joined it into
a tube, and closed one end. This bag is lined
with the same pink striped fabric as the denim bag.
Now I have the delightful pleasure of tackling the mess in the kitchen and on the dining room table that was left there after dinner! Now you know why I'm on the computer, posting to the blog...it's called PROCRASTINATION!