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.