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This is not a terribly great picture, but I’m totally loving having new clothes after hemming all those dresses! Here’s my new favorite. I love the skirt! Thanks Mom for teaching me how to sew :)
Hello Y’all! Happy Tuesday :)
As mentioned yesterday, I’m cleaning up my blogging act this year and Tuesdays will be dedicated to Project Restyle!
Project Restyle is a just-for-fun creative group focused on ReStyling damaged, unwanted or unusable goods into fresh, beautiful pieces. Project ReStyle is Rachel’s and my New Years Resolution! We are going to create weekly projects to give life to used items. We’ll make fashion pieces as well as home decor projects!Anyone can join in the fun….
My goal is to post something I’ve created for this project (or share one of my favorite projects) on Tuesdays. Today’s project is created from a couple of pieces of sample fabrics from FabMo. FabMo collects designer fabric samples that would otherwise be sent to a landfill and distributes to textile artists here in the Bay Area. If you are in the Bay Area, get on the distribution list! Who doesn’t love free fabric?
The fabric comes in small squares or small pieces like this:
Before I remembered that I was supposed to snap a photo, I already cut the squares I was going to use for my project - oops!
This week I made a mini tote bag. Isn’t it cute? It’s the perfect size for lunch or yarn or other small projects. This one is a gift for my auntie.
The pattern for this bag can be found over at Pink Penguin. Actually, she does a great job of showing all the steps to making the bag. As you probably noticed, I modified the design, because I am not a fan of the cover. Instead, I lined the inside of the bag completely. To do this, I basically increased the height of the lining and left an opening on the bottom so I could sew the pieces together and pull them through, then I edge stitched the top to hold everything in place.
The best part about this bag is that it’s not only easy to create, it doesn’t take much fabric and you can use scraps (check out the cut pieces below). I think old shirts would make perfect linings and how about coffee bean sacks as the fabric for the outside? Oh the possibilities!
Join the Project Restyle group and show off what you can create with discarded items and a creative spirit!