Friday, 15 April 2011

Vintage curtains to bags

Every now and again I buy curtains from the charity shop or car boot if I like the print. I've had these 2 sets of curtains hanging around and generally taking up too much space! So on Wednesday I decided to have a bit of a bag making session!

I haven't lined them as the fabric is quite thick, but I have finished the seams with zigzag stitch.

I was going to add corsages to finish but then I remembered the cute bobble trim.

I followed this tutorial which was quick and easy!

I have made 2 for myself and a few for my stall.

My son is making Brownies and they are nearly done, must away to pop the kettle on!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Rachel x


summerfete said...

How satisfying!

I've never made a bag, I should give it a go.

Have a great weekend.

ps. I want your little shelf!!

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Such a fab make - ive got loads of curtains knocking about and am waiting for a sewing machine so I can get busy - will def make some of these. Your bags look fabulous. Scarlett x

Sarah said...

What lovely bags - I've never made one before oddly enough - thanks for sharing the link for the pattern!

Romi and Bob said...

They are gorgeous. My bags always seem to go a bit wonky but I might take a look at the tutorial. Beautiful bags. x

Heidi said...

These are amazing, you have one for every outfit or mood!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Lovely! Isn't it fab to turn something into something else altogether?

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty! They are going to get a lot of compliments!


Jacquie said...

These are lovely Rachel , the bobble trim is perfect :0)
Jacquie x

delia hornbook said...

Those are really pretty such a great way to recycle material and i love the little pom pom trim. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

jus said...

Very pretty...and a son who makes brownies! It's enough to make your heart sing, x

bellaboo said...

Such pretty bags! I had a piece of vintage floral material which I've made into curtains for our summer house,but they are about 3 inches too short,I was wondering what to put on the bottom to lengthen them,without it looking odd..any ideas?

Bellaboo X


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