Monday, August 11, 2008

Reversible Pillow Case Tote

I found these great pillowcases at a thrift shop and I loved the print so much I knew I could make something out of them. There was another set in a sage color, and I could picture the two together in a bag. I've never sewed a bag before and I kind of made it up as I went along. I lined everything with interfacing because the fabric was kind of thin. The finished bag seems pretty sturdy and I even love that the fabric is used and really soft. There are a few things I will do differently if I make another one... mainly I will make the pleats go the other direction than I did on the floral side. I've never done this before, but I made my own little label based on this blog because I liked that other crafters "signed" their work this way. The grand total for materials was about $3.55 so I'm feeling pretty thrifty.

22 comments:

jamie said...

you are so crafty. i love craft blogs! not that i'm crafty, it's just so inspiring to see others do what I can't! :) Thanks for sharing and I LOVE your bag. maybe you can share a tutorial or something. :)

The Chapmans said...

Those bags are darling. You could sell those! Seriously!

Kayti said...

girl! you got skills! seriously though, that bag is amazing. there are people who would pay big money for a little number like that.
i look up to you so much for you drive and ambition to keep being a great mom and example to your girls and to the rest of us.

julie g said...

i love the bag. seriously need to share the pattern!

Lolo said...

such a cute idea. you are soooo crafty and talented! i am so impressed. the funny thing is that we had that sheet set growing up!

Sylvia said...

Darling bag, you are amazing. I'm so glad I found you. I've been admiring your family on your sis's blog.

The Spin-ster said...

I don't know how I missed it, but I never knew this blog existed. I'm with everyone else--this bag is sweetness. I would ask for the pattern, but I know I can't figure it out or make it. Really cool.

Betz White said...

So cute! I've done bags from PC's but they are always too wide, the pleats are the perfect solution!

Mytutorlist.com said...

This is so nice! I love the result!

heather jane said...

super cute bag! It reminds me of a cross between the Frenchy bag and the Pleated Beauty bag. Both bags I love and I love your interpretation and use of thrifted materials.

Lulu said...

OH wow! this is soooo amazing! I would love a pattern to make this from PC's... would you ever sell a pattern? I'm such a sewing novice, but I think I could do one with a pattern.. Let me know... <3

susie said...

This is so cute! I love the shape and the pleats. Good job!

Linda B said...

My goodness, I'm so glad Betz White sent me over. Love the bag. Looks like your blog will go on my list.

Mandy said...

I love how you are, oh I've never made a bag before but I tried it..., it's SOOOO adorable and you are a pretty talented lady chic!! I want this bag, I'm going to the thrift 2morrow to look for some cute fabric, I made need a tutorial! :) GREAT JOB

Jennie said...

that is great... where did you get your labels made at... if you don't mind email me at jenerbug@gmail.com.... thanks

Corey~living and loving said...

I'm putting up a post over at my place tonight. This bag was my inspiration.

Thank you.

Liz said...

I love your projects! So cute. I too would love a little instruction on how you did this. Did you cut the fabric to make a pattern? Please let me know. Here is my e-mail zilnewt@yahoo.com

Thanks! Keep on Craftin'

bishop4640 said...

Such a wonderful crafty idea and the bag is lovely.

dc46117 said...

You are the most talented person I have ever seen. I am so glad that I found out about you and your projects. I love the apron idea with the pillow case. So smart.

Nancy Munson said...

Is there a tutorial for this?

Nancy Munson said...

Is there a tutorial for this?

J Marie said...

I just picked up the EXACT same butterfly print pillowcases at a thrift store and made a bag with one. Now I am looking for ideas for the 2nd case! This turned out so cute. Such a fun pillowcase for upcycling :)