After finishing my jelly roll quilt, I had these blocks left. Since I had already spent the time to make them, I wanted to do something with them.
You wouldn't think you could make much from these, would you?
I sewed them together, stared at them a few moments, then added borders, thinking they would be a set of hot mats.
Somehow along the way my idea changed and I ended up with this!
The handbag matches quite a few of my more colorful jackets. I think it will be fun to use this spring.
Last week a zipper broke in one of my big tote bags. Before tossing it in the garbage, I cut out this inside pocket, thinking I could reuse it in one of my own creations. As you can see, I just hacked it out.
After folding it nicely and using a decorative stitch to attach it the lining, I had this nice spot to hold a cell phone, a bottle of sanitizer and make up.
I am just thrilled with how it turned out. It was a great addition with very little effort.
I am now working on a couple of denim handbags. I have re-purposed a leather jacket and a bunch of jeans to create the bags.
Here's a picture of just some of the blocks I've been making (none of the ones with leather are in this pic):
I hope to have a handbag completed soon.
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