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