Hi there, Today post is the second contribution made by Vicky from Vicky Myers Creations.
Vicky has participated in On the Cutting Floor at the beginning of January with an awesome refashion roundup.
Now, I let you guys with Vicky 🙂
Create a cute tweed tote bag from a former skirt.
This bag is a gorgeous size. It has an internal slip pocket and is fastened with a magnetic snap. The front of the bag is decorated with a flower brooch, which you can leave as adornment on the bag or wear on your jacket:)
To make you will need:
Wool/tweed fabric (I used a former skirt)
lining fabric (I used a former sheet)
glue gun for the flower
If you are using a former pleated skirt start by unpicking the seams of the skirt and removing any pleats and the waist band. Wash the fabric at the highest temperature you can in your washing machine which will felt 100% wool fabric.
To make the bag:
Cut from the wool/tweed
12.5″ by 21″ main body of bag
2 times 12″ by 4″ handles
Cut from the lining fabric
12.5″ by 21″
Slip pocket piece 6″ square
Fusible fleece 11.5″ by 20″
Interfacing 11.5″ by 20″
Main body of the bag
Iron on fusible fleece to tweed bag piece.
Fold bag piece in half, short side to short side. Stitch down the side of the bags to the folded bottom of the bag
Create bag base. Keeping the right sides together fold the side seam to the bottom of bag (where a seam would be if you had sewn it). Pin into place, mark a seam 2″ either side of side seam (see image).
Stitch. Complete on second side of bag and trim seams. Turn the bag right side out.
Next create handles, fold into the middle press, then unfold and fold edges into middle.
Stitch. Place handles on top of the bag and stitch into place. Place 3″ in from each side seam.