It was my friend Lucy's Birthday this week. Tuesday in fact so I have no cards to show you as I have been busy with a surprise for her. She makes the most beautiful things over on her blog and I wanted to show her that I do more with my sewing machine than just have it around gathering dust.
This idea came to me when my son wore through the knees of his jeans. I cut off the legs to make them into shorts. I am one of those people that cannot throw away anything and I had an idea pop into my head as to what I could co with the left over legs, hole in the knee and all.
First thing I did was sew the bottom closed. I folded over the top so that the inside part where the hole was is on the outside. I had picked up a fabric quart from Jo-Ann's in Lucy's favorite color (purple). I measured and cut how much I would need for lining the purse and cut the rest into strips leaving just enough for a pocket on the front. I sewed the strips together into a long length and then folded it so the inside was on the outside and sewed it along the length. Once I had turned it right side out I had my strap which I then attached to my bag.
The pocket on the front was next, then the lining. The lining was not co-operating with me when I tryed to attach it with my sewing machine so I sat down and watched some TV while hand sewing it into the pouch. I bought a magnetic snap to hold the bag closed. That and the stitches for the handles are all hidden under the fold over at the top. I got Megan to pose with it for me and she liked it so much I now have to make her one only in pink.
I finally found some mojo and made a card today so will post that soon. Hopefully my mojo will hang around for a while as I have a lot to catch up on. BTW I was grinning from ear to ear when Lucy told me how much she liked it. I'm so glad it turned out so well. Thanks for looking.