My everyday bag has breathed it’s last. I have a bag that is just the right size for a few diapers, wipes, some assorted snacks, a few squares of chocolate, my wallet, a bink, and house keys. It’s my basic around the town kit, with just enough stuff for me and the girls to get out of the house.
Well I’ve had the bag for 5 years and two babies now, and it’s been washed a few times, the straps have been repaired and I’ve done my best to get the mystery spots out. Somehow we’ve managed to get some new stuff on it that the usual washing and spotting just isn’t working. We’ve also got two torn pockets now, I love scrambling around the insides of my bag trying to put a finger on my keys.
It’s time for a new bag and in that spirit I’ve made three new bags, waiting for the right combo to appear. This is it! I made this bag from some scraps of jean, one of grandma’s old bag straps, white and green t-shirts and some really fun blue and white fabric, I think it came from one of my fabric store grab bags.
I’m really pleased with the way the t-shirt flowers and stems worked out, I can’t wait until a little wear loosens up the petals a little more.
I’ll be working on a pattern for my Etsy shop, look for it if you want one of your own! In the mean time, hold on to your scraps and don’t throw out anything…