>> Sunday, April 30, 2006
Well I'll say I was inspired by this cute bag, but it's probably more accurate to say I was coveting it and just had to copy the style using my new Hansel & Gretel fabric (which came from Heather thank you!)
My version has denim on the bottom half, and the top half is the Hansel & Gretel fabric with interfacing because it's quite a light cotton fabric. The inside is turquoise corduroy and the handles are dark brown corduroy. Other than that it's pretty plain with no extra pockets or anything. But I really liked how it turned out!
Nico has so many wonderful bags and pouches, I found her Flickr page recently and was so inspired by all her great ideas and the fabulous fabrics she uses for her creations.
And while I'm 'fessing up to recent copy-cat behaviour, I also copied a shopper that comes in a pouch that I received as a birthday present recently. I just wanted to make my own in one of my favourite vintage fabrics. I also made the little pouch it fits into once you fold it up. I made a small strap from a ribbon with a snap. It's so that you can attach the pouch to the main shopping bag while you're using it so that the little pouch doesn't get lost. I love this ribbon - it was from a swap with Ronize Aline - thank you!These projects were part of a last minute "use what you have" effort. The material all came from swaps, thrifting - and in the case of the denim - an old pair of jeans.