Thursday, 5 July 2012

Two sides to every story

I wanted to make something for a friend as a thank you, and as I know she likes my patchwork jeans bag, I decided to make something similar.   
Her favourite colours are green and purple so I've incorporated those into it

After I'd appliqued on  the flowers and leaves they looked a bit drab, so I used some bronze fabric paint to brighten them up 

Inside are two pockets and a clip for keys

I've used the wrong side of some curtain fabric for the green patches and lining.  I wanted plain green but the right side has raised stripes which gives a slubby effect on the reverse

I got this fabric and a different one from Abakhan a while ago when they were being discontinued.  They were those curtain samples that are made up into curtains and were 60p each.

I've used some of the right side of the fabric to make this SatNav bag


  1. Your bag is gorgeous, what a lucky friend. I love the applique and embellishments. The SatNav bag is fab too.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Anne xx

  2. Love your patchwork bag ...both sides are gorgeous !
    Your sat nav bag is great too..brilliant re purposing of those curtain samples
    Jacquie x

  3. What a gorgeous bag, I sure your friend will be delighted with it, what a good idea, a bag for the sat nav, we never know where ours is!
    Sue Xxx

  4. The purse is darling! Am I right in thinking a satnav is what we call a TV remote in the US?

  5. hey Georgia, love the bag, it looks great. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it.
    Cute sat nav bag.....just wondering does the car on the front have a sat nat too?, hehe...
    Have a great weekend,

    Claire :}

  6. Great bags, beautifully made xxx

  7. My jeans will never end up in the charity shop again, the bag is brill! Have a good weekend, hope the sun shines! Ada :)

  8. Just catching up with you - we could do with you in our WI for our bag stall!! These look fab! xxxxx

  9. What a great idea. I've never done appliqué before. It a stunner! Have a lovely weekend Heather xx

  10. Hi, every-time I get a new follower I also get a little thrill of excitement. I have been having so much fun meeting like-minded creative people. Yes, we do have a lot in common . . . . I Love Your Jean Bag!!! It is delightful.
    Now, I'm following you, too, and looking forward to becoming great blogging friends. Connie :)

  11. This is so cute!!! :)

    Haven't forgotten about sending your Limerick contest prize! It has been a little hectic lately. Hope you have a good weekend!

  12. An awesome refashion!!! I love it!!! Having the seams on the outside has added a lovely effect.

  13. I've featured your Patchwork Jeans Bag today...