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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Weekend Stitching

I bought a new bag because my old new one broke. It lasted three weeks. I hope this one lasts longer because I have spent some time on it. This was a $10 markdown from KMart. I have been looking for a bag but just haven't been able to decide on one so I figured I would just pick up something cheap to get me by. When I got the cheap bag home I put some stuff in it and it all disappeared! No, there wasn't a hole in it, the original lining of the bag was black and it was so dark in there! (Why do they do that?) So I decided to sew a new lining. I cut out the old lining and made a red and white lining with a zip pocket (above) and two patch pockets (below). I also kept the original zipped pocket so now it is a pockety bag!


I have actually been stitching my Natalie Bird "Tis the Season" this weekend. They are small and very fun! If you want to see lots more of these stitcheries hop on over to the stitch-a-long blog and have a look around!

6 comments:

Shay said...

I'm doing the exact same block at the moment Kris. It IS fun!

I have lost a couple of small children in the depths of my black handbags and had never thought to change the lining! Clever.

Angie said...

Very, very clever idea---thanks for sharing it with us! :)

Jantine said...

Clever solution on the big black hole!

dutch sisters said...

You sure are a clever girl!

joolzmac said...

I've had the same trouble with bags with dark linings and because they have no structure, things do tend to get lost in the corners. What a great way to renovate the handbag!

I have just treated myself to a new bag which has a lovely floral lining but OMG! - it smells like dead fish! I am going to hang it out on the line, inside-out to see if that clears the smell! It's lovely apart from the pong!

Have a nice week,

Cheers - Joolz

Leanne said...

Love your header photo. You are soooooo very clever altering dresses and lining bags. You may have noticed I am doing catch up here.