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Topic: Bag from Circle Skirt (Mother's Day Gift)  (Read 1569 times)
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« on: April 13, 2010 09:39:59 PM »

Not having a job or money at the moment, I needed to make something for my mother for mother's day from things I already had.  I have had this skirt for six years and I only wore it once! But I loved the fabric, which was why I couldn't get rid of it.

It was heavily pleated so I cut off the top band to make a long rectangle of fabric and used some old curtain fabric that a friend had given me as a lining- a lime green canvas-like material.  This gave the bag a great structure.  I took apart the top band to get rid of the bottom part of the skirt and hand-sewed it back together to make the "latch" and the strap.

The bag is 13" tall, 12" wide and 3" deep.  Great size for magazines, which my mom loves!

(this pic is a little weird because I had already cut off the top band before taking the picture, but you get the idea)
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010 10:06:10 PM »

Love it! such a cute fabric, and I love how well the fabrics all go together.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010 09:48:56 AM »

How clever! It's so cute.

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010 10:23:13 PM »

Great job, it looks really good.

« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010 02:47:17 AM »

what a nice gift you had for your mother.. i love the color of the bag you  made .. ( i love color blue ..) i'm glad that you come up converting your skirt into a beautiful bag ..

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010 10:20:40 PM »

That's really cute! <3 And even more special that you made it from your own old clothes! <3 love the colors too! Very Stylish!

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