This jeans skirt suddenly shrunk in the dryer, so I decided to re-purpose it. (All my clothes are doing that lately. Must be a thermostat problem with the dryer, eh? Nod your head yes. Thank you.) It was very simple--I just cut off the hem in one long piece, then whacked the skirt in half horizontally and vertically. I did some cute little appliques while the pieces were flat , then sewed the side and bottom. The hem became the strap.
Here's the unglamorous back side:I added a red lining:
The cute little appliques were adapted from Lisa Bergene's book. They're just Steam-a-Seamed and machine blanket-stitched. Good enough.
I originally made this bag as a bottled water carrier, which it does very well. However, I've decided that it really is a magical little shape for all sorts of things! I carry a very small purse, so when I pay bills or go to the bank, it's perfect for all those envelopes that don't fit in my purse. It's also great for my cell phone because I can just reach into it without having to unzip anything--and it's deep enough so nothing falls out. I love this little bag!
Here it is in action!!
See my action shot? This was caught using a very high speed camera, obviously. Because I'm really moving like the wind. It's sort of a superpower, really. I'm not really a dork doing a stupid pose on my lawn. (Nod your head yes. Thank you.)In other news, my cat finally slept on something I made for him to sleep on instead of getting cat hair all over my current project. He was probably just confused, but there he is.
Just another sparkling day in paradise. This one is an "I Spy" adventure. Can you find my husband on his riding lawnmower? How about the white egret following him? Hint: Click on the picture to enlarge it.