Happy Friday and happy first of November! It's great to start the month off with a sewing finish. I am excited to show you the bag I made using the Scrap Happy Purse pattern by Crazy Mom Quilts.
I made a huge mess in my sewing room playing with fabric from my
one of many overflowing string basket and selvage basket. I have to say it was so much fun!
|scrappy selvage bag|
I thought this bag was a perfect opportunity to put a dent into the pile of selvages I have hoarded over the years. When cutting my selvages I leave a wide strip of the fabric too. There was no planning in the arrangement/choice of strips. I just grabbed a strip from my pile and stitched it to another strip. Next time I make this bag I will go with a more planned scrappiness ;-)
|the other side of the bag|
My original plan was to make one side of the bag with all selvages and the other side using all fabric strips. In the end I decided rather to alternate the sections of selvages and strips. I am very pleased with how this turned out! I even made my first gusset and stitched "leather" handles to the bag. The interior lining is Anna Maria Horner Field Study linen that I bought on sale and the pockets are Amy Butler LOVE lined in Technicolor.
|blurry inside picture|
I find the more I use my scraps the more scraps I seem to end up with.
I'm not complaining....I'm just saying....
|I made another 3-D project!|
I still have tons of scraps and selvages...I see another scrap happy bag in my future!
Linking up with Amanda Jean's finish it up Friday. Thanks for stopping by,