It's been sometime since I last sewed something and about time. I didn't know how much I missed creating something from scratch. A few bits of left over material from long ago and with a few snips and needle and thread...a handbag for Ashley.
I've been talking endlessly about going back to sewing but it's been just too long and now that I have my new sewing machine I don't know why I hesitated so long. It was ready waiting all this time and I only needed to clean up the sewing cabinet... not a task I was looking forward to at all!
Too many bits and pieces, old strands of thread and the odd button. How long ago did I use this!
Anyway, I went through my hoards of fabric and found this piece left over from a smocked dress I had made for someone's daughter. A beautiful butterfly design with gold writing from the US, nice and thick enough for a bag. Another piece of greeny brown cotton drill from a cushion and there was the lining!
I played around with the design of the bag so I could fit in a pocket for a phone.
Added a zipper to close the bag and a few box pleats.
I just hope Ashley likes it!