Monday 3 December 2007

Recycled - my new bag

I spent rather large chunks of the weekend refashioning this into a bag. It was, of course, a much more drawn out affair than I thought it would be and I have to confess the lining could be a better fit.

The grosgrain ribbon I've used as a trim was originally binding the seams when it was still a cardigan. I like the way it's slightly puckered - this effect became more extreme after the boil wash. It took me ages to hand sew it all in place but I am pleased with the final result, and I know I will use it.

I feel safer hand sewing - I've not really got the measure of my sewing machine yet, and it has a tendency to run away with me. Need more practice!

Now, is it really December? Already? So to much to design, gifts to make, wrapping..... I always leave preparing for Christmas until December, and although it can get rushed and a bit fraught, that's the way I like it. I'm good at responding to a deadline....22 days to go! Get to it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow - what an original idea! - you are a lady of many talents! Cx