I’m running another bag swap on TNN, like I did earlier in the year. We decided to do it now, so that we all get new bags for Christmas. So I’ve been hunting and searching and googling, trying to find just the right bag to make.
Then I found this bag pattern for sale. I left it open in a window on my computer for 4 days. I decided, right, I can definitely make that, and I don’t need a pattern to do it.
So I made a visit to the Salvation Army store and found this skirt, for $4. Bargain, as it’s a Benetton skirt too!
I did a bit more rummaging, and found a scarf for $2 too. I had some bag handles stashed away that I rescued from a hideous old bag I found at the Sallies many months ago. Snatched a belt from my daughter’s drawer that has long been unused, a buckle and fabric from the stash, and got to work.
This was going to be a tutorial, but doh, I took exactly ONE picture during the process. I think I need to recharge my memory.
And turned it all into this:
I’ve named her Sally, since that’s basically where I got everything I needed to make her.
A couple more pics.
It’s not really lopsided, just slouching a bit.
And the lining, including pockets along both sides.
And just because my helper is so adorable.
So, now that’s Sally is done, I can’t bear to part with her, and have already started using it. Finally, I have a bag that I don’t have to dig for my keys or my phone. Just like in my pants, the keys are in the right pocket and the phone is in the left. Gotta love it!