Friday, April 29, 2011

Purse from Grandma's fabric

According to a lovely reader, this fabric is probably from a 1930s era and feed sacks. Well, the original dress just wasn't working out with quite a bit of tears and places needing mending. So...... what else to make than a lovely purse with a tied handle! Finished measurement about 9 inches high and about 10.5 inches wide.

Added a small rosette. The button in the center is from one of Grandma's housecoats. A lovely yellowish and clear.

Sewed small "gussets" across the bottom and inserted a heavy piece of vinyl so it stands up nicely. Anytime I want the handle a tad longer, just untie and retie further to the end.

Was not only fun to just design out and sew, but went rather quickly! Now I have a nice piece of grandma always nearby.

Happy Stitchery!
Charlene

2 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love it! The purse turned out great. Hope you saved the scraps to use later. You could make a 'Grandma' square with the extra pieces. Collect enough squares from 'memories' and you'll have a memory quilt.

Charlene said...

Saved every last scrap and a 'grandma's quilt' is a great idea - sort of a crazy quilt type would be perfect.