I recently went on a trip down to London for the weekend and wanted something special to wear. After realising since I don't have sewing machine a whole outfit was a little over ambitious, I decided to make myself a special little bag.
I was looking through some old stuff and came up with the idea of cute little clutch made out of a map of London. The finished product was bigger than I originally wanted but I used the entire map and decided the bigger it is, the more stuff I can fit into it (which thankfully meant I could fit my brolly in because it threw it down when we were there).
I cut the map into strips and covered in sticky back plastic (so it's weatherproof and drinkproof), and then simply weaved the pieces together. The bag closes with Velcro and is fully lined with red satin, which I thought made a great contrast. I even made a little badge for the front for a 'designer' touch. When I took it out, I actually caught someone trying to look at this to see who made it
Full view of the bag
Close up of the flower
This is my first post, but please tell me what you think. Any comments appreciated.