Floral bag

floral bag

floral bag

I don’t know if this would come under the category of ‘make do and mend’ or ‘remake.’ Anyway – I made this bag from a curtain pelmet. The fabric was actually new as I bought it from a local curtain shop. Someone had ordered the pelmet and then hadn’t bothered to collect it, so I got yards of this lovely floral fabric, all beautifully lined, for just £2.00 – bargain.

Obviously the fabric is very long but not so wide, however, it was just wide enough to make this summer bag and all I had to do was remove the curtain tape and sew a straight line down one end, shape the corners a little bit, trim off the excess fabric, turn the bag right side out and then add some fabric handles which were made from binding material which I already had in my stash.

Some more binding material and a big button finished the whole thing off. I must say that I’m quite pleased with the outcome as I’ve seen similar bags in the shops and they cost about £30 to people who are mad enough to pay it.

2 thoughts on “Floral bag

  1. You’ve got me thinking about the bags my mother made and that I did a few of at some point too. They were all in one – bag and strap and the strap was tied with a knot at the shoulder. I called them knotty bags. Must look out the pattern again and get the sewing machine set up again too!

    • Evee,
      Believe it or not – strangers have come up to me to say how much they like my bag. I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine. It’s behaving itself at the moment though and I’m going to be making some bunting. No not for Christmas – for a summer garden – I’m so far behind with things I want to do! I look forward to seeing your knotty bag!

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