When I’m working on something new I sit at my sewing machine snickering to myself, which causes my little family no small amount of concern. I snicker because many of the little projects I try out are a pretty funny joke to me. When I first started this blog I began with a couple of rugs made from t-shirts and jeans, it was a funny little play on the typical mommy nag of picking clothing up off the floor. I thought it was pretty funny to spread these rugs out on the floor, besides being economical and much needed warmth in our Bogota apartment.
Well I’ve gone back to the shirt and jeans idea again – this time I’ve taken a man’s flannel shirt and a couple of dark pairs of jean fabric and made them into a girly purse. I also tacked on some pretty blue satin scraps from making my daughter’s Christmas/Easter dress. Story Break: it was supposed to be for Christmas Sunday and since we spent the whole holiday sick then we didn’t go to church then she didn’t wear it. Well we got her in it this past Sunday and so it is a Christmas/Easter dress.
I had a lot of fun making my first recycled clothing purse, I used the plackards from a flannel shirt as the purse straps and made the body of the purse from one of the sleeves, I inserted a secret pocket into the wrist opening on the other side. I pulled the lace here off some bloomers and tea stained them – they have a great terra cotta color which goes really well with the purse.
The part that made me snicker - is a little story in my head as I was putting the purse together – what if you had something of your husbands or boyfriends that you didn’t like or that he left lying around too often, and then well… what if you cut it up and made it into your new purse? I’m still snickering.