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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

A sleeve bag tutorial.

A little project to start the year.
Slightly dark and dim photo but hey, it is janaury.
Your eyes do not deceive you, my coat rack is at an angle to fit under the stairs, taller people put their caost one end, smaller people can put theirs on the other.
These are my little bags I make from sleeves. Very simple and very quick.
I use one of mine to carry around my yarn and hook for my granny squares.

Dig through the wardrobe, mending bag or charity bag and find an old shirt or blouse.
Cut off the sleeve.
I add some lace or broderie anglaise to the cuff and then a pretty button to add a bit of something to it.
As ever I cant resist adding some words or a verse.

Add a handle.
Then its just a matter of sewing across the bottom. On this I have added in a little strip of pom pom trim
Sometimes I put a round base in to make a slightly different bag.
...and there it is a quick easy little bag for all sorts of things.

Lucy Locket lost her pocket
Kitty Fisher found it
Not a penny was there in it
Just a ribbon round it. 


jill said...

This is lovely, thanks for the inspiration

Rubyred said...

Totally gorgeous and such a brilliant idea! Love your blanket too and your pretty red work! So many pretty things to look at!
Rachel x

Karen said...


Hannah said...

these look so cute! Easy to make as well and recycled! The best of both :-P loving the Jane Austen quote- my fave is from Persuasion:

You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever.


I must go uncertain of my fate. A word, a look will be enough.

Bless- she is amazing! I might have a go at one of these- we have some shirts that are heading for a charity shop!


Deborah OHare said...

These are delightful!

Julia said...

What a great idea. I recently cut some sleeves to make them shorter. I was saving the cuffs to make Barbie clothes, but this is such a terrific idea that I may change my mind.

Angie: said...

Lovely as always!

Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

Wow I LOVE this idea! Also the pegs at an angle - too clever!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Ooooooooh, clever! I love it. jan

red2white said...

Jo, very sweet! Thank you for inspiration.

Carrie said...

I'll be digging out an old shirt tomorrow - thanks!