Thursday, 28 June 2018

Up-cycling from a 2nd hand sewing book and making a birthday gift.

Don't you just love a bit of up-cycling when you turn something old into something new. I was given a 2nd hand book recently as a birthday gift.

And this is the book I received. Although it is a bit creased and crumpled it did still contain the kit to make the bag on the front cover.

As I needed a birthday gift for a family member this week I thought this bag would be perfect.

Everything required to make the bag was included and the pattern pieces were already cut out. Lining wasn't included but I did decide to line the bag. I had some left over polka dot fabric from a pencil skirt  I made a while ago which I thought would go nicely with it. I'm not sure what the polka dot fabric is as I picked it up from a charity shop a few years ago. So this was a good project to use up some fabric scraps.

And here is the finished bag. It is a very simple construction with a loop and button closure. The shoulder strap is adjustable and attached with buttons which I think gives the bag a very vintage look.

The bag took me no time at all to make and it's all ready to be wrapped and gifted. Would I make another one? No is the honest answer as it is not really my style. But for a birthday gift  it is absolutely perfect.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time.

Yvonne x


  1. This bag looks lovely, great work. I hope the family member is pleased with it.