Thursday, 27 May 2021

Scrappy patchwork bag

A friend from Crafty Club offered me a pile of small cotton fabric pieces left over from her sewing projects. They have been sitting in a plastic box on my table for ages. I keep going back to them. It passes half an hour or so to do a bit of stitching. 

A lot of them are a similar width, so I have been sewing them into strips by hand. 
Join four strips together and make a patchwork bag. Sew the sides together with blanket stitch. The lining and strap is the excess from a curtain which I cut down to fit the kitchen window. A narrow strip of velcro holds the top together. 
Another handy little pocket to wear under or over a jacket. 
Still lots of small scrappy pieces left. it is never ending. Looking like a nice day today. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.  ilona 


  1. Beautiful bag Ilona and very handy for small items such as a phone purse key lip balm or any small items you want to bring around for a small trip but worn with safety of coarse under a jacket or long cardigan/hoodie etc. Very colourful and well made x

  2. Nice little patchwork bag and will be useful it's surprising what you can do with bits and pieces and everything is useful.
    Weather has turned warm now which us lovely.
    Hazel 🌈

  3. Lovely bag. How do you stay motivated to do all the things you do. I make list of things to do everyday but I like it maybe half of them done cuz I get tired at age 73. What's your secret?

  4. You have just reminded me of what I forgot to take with me on my long walk small over the shoulder bag!.Mine is a vintage leather one and I usually take it to hold my bus pass,mask,hair brush ect.But today I only took my small backpack,with a drink and sandwiches in it.Ive just realised after getting back from doing 9 miles,that I had to keep fiddling in my backpack to get my stuff out!.Hasnt it been a lovely day today....well it is in Leicester for a change!.I love how you continue to make something out of bits and bobs!xx

  5. Great use of the small bits of fabric and a useful sized bag for when out and about. Arilx

  6. Lovely bag made from your scraps - too cute to hide away but small enough if you need to :)

  7. Beautifull bag I wish I could do these things your a clever lady I love how you make some thing out of nothing as they say.lovley sun today for us to enjoyx

  8. Thank you for your comments. I hope someone will be inspired to have a go at making a bag.


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