Tuesday, November 28, 2006
A Tale of Two Bags
Last summer I bought a couple of yards of a Christmas/wintertime fabric on clearance for about $1 a yard with hopes to make tote bags for my sisters for Christmas. Then it occurred to me that if I give them the totes for Christmas, Christmas will be over and they might not want to carry a Christmas tote. So I pushed it out of my mind for a few months.
When I recently remembered I had the fabric, all I could envision was a tote bag. And I thought it would be easier to manage while shopping than a bulky diaper bag. So, voila! A Christmas tote bag to double as a diaper bag (to hold just a few diapers and wipes) and maybe hold a couple of small gifts.
And, here is my fall bag (when it's almost winter). I cut out the pieces ages ago, when I made my corduroy skirt. I finally got around to sewing it this weekend. It is lined with leftover brown corduroy and uses a vintage button for a closure. And, in case you didn't recognize it, it's Amy Butler's In Town bag.