ScrapHappy January 2019
This ScrapHappy project uses more stylish scraps than my usual fare.
I have been making these gift bags from large samples of decorator fabrics. I think I have given away 11, and I still have 9 left. Each bag uses three to five pieces of fabric, so I estimate I have reclaimed about 10 yards of fabric from the landfill. (It may get there eventually, but at least it will have served a purpose for a while first.) For the drawstrings, I am using ribbons and trims from a big box I inherited.
I love these bags so much, I may use them as shoe bags when I pack, and give all the customs agents a surprising glimpse of luxury when they open my battered old suitcase as they always do.
I wrote a post with instructions for these bags right before Christmas. It is pretty lengthy and detailed, but don’t let that put you off — it is quicker to make the bags than to read about it, I think.
ScrapHappy Day is the 15th of each month. Thank you to Kate and Gun for hosting, and for encouraging all of us! Please look at the other participants:
Kate, Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Karen,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Hayley, Johanna, Joanne, Jon and Dawn
They’re all lush, but I think the black one’s my favourite. Just beautiful, and excellent scrappiness 🙂
Thank you, I had so much fun combining the fabrics. I think there were 10 to 12 in each colorway, except for the black, that one only had 6. (Unless I set some aside in another bin and forgot about them? Maybe I’ll come upon them later.) 🙂
Wow they are gorgeous, so glamourous.
Thank you, the fabrics are very sturdy and it was a treat to work with them!
Very luxe. I think you need hotel rooms furnished with French gilded bureaus and chairs to complement them. You stay in such places in your travels, right?
But of course. I find that my pair of pet leopards with diamond collars inspire the hotel staff to give me the very best rooms.
Just make sure your leave the tips in one of those bags.
I’ve made some myself using Fleece, and Flet good for keeping the dust of your shoes, and pocketbook and lots more depending on the size. Great Creativity and useful. Thank you for sharing always, Mtetar
That is a good idea, and you can usually get fleece on sale too! It is so cold here today that anything fleecy sounds extra inviting. 🙂
Same here on the East Coast.
They are so beautiful! Mine is adorning my dresser right now but I plan to take it out to the Post soon. I was thinking they would be pretty as a wall decoration with straw like things in them. You couldn’t put flowers in them. You’d want to retain the focus on these beautiful bags.
This gift bags are wonderful and look so yummy! Great use of scraps!
I really love this project–practical and SO pretty!
I like the idea of scrap happy day! And your bags are still very pretty!