My aunt came and visited me about a month ago. She brought a much loved/worn sweatshirt with the sailboat the "Stars and Stripes" on it and challenged me to make her something. So after some thought I decided to make her a large tote bag for groceries or what not. I forgot to take a before shot of the heather gray sweatshirt but we have all seen one.
I kept with the Stars and Stripes theme buy using red, white and blue fabrics. For the outside of the bag I cheated and bought pre-quilted fabric. It has sparkley threads throughout but the fabric but it loves to fray. The inside has red, blue and sparkley silver stars. I had to double up on the interfacing to make it the right combination of stiff and floppy. I modified Butterick 6735 to fit the larger image so it is 17 inches wide, 18 inches tall and 5 inches deep; not including the handles.
Enough with the typing and on with the show!
The front of the bag. This used to be the front of the sweatshirt.
But now it is a pocket!
Here is the back of the bag and the former back of the sweatshirt.
An action shot! It easily holds 3 rolls of papers towels.
A close up of the lining.
I am sending it away on Monday. I hope she likes it!