Friday, April 30, 2010
I made this bag for the Pride and Prejudice raffle. It got filled up with all sorts of Jane Austen-related items.
I love the black-and-white print. And the buttons just make me smile!
I bought big cover-your-own buttons at Fabricland, but when I sewed them onto the bag, they just looked dorky and floppy. So I bent the shanks over, and stitched the buttons down with an applique stitch; right through the fabric. It worked out really well.
And the best part (for me, anyhow)? I bought the black/white print fabric for $0.25 at the thrift store... the other fabric and the lining were a linen-cotton blend IKEA duvet cover (also thrifted)... and the wide black grosgrain ribbon was once a bow on one of the hats (thrifted, naturally!) that I made into a bonnet.