Friday, February 6, 2009

Selvage Bag

After spending the last couple of evening scavenging selvages from my stash, I had to make something, but I didn't want to make a potholder. I wanted to make something neat. So this is what I started...

I started with selvage strips cut to 2" wide. This arrangement is no accident. The placement of each selvage was carefully planned.
Then I added these two zippers. They are supposed to be the same color. The packages said they were the same color. Oh well. This is one of those things where it doesn't matter.I'm making a variation of this bagfrom this magazine from last summer. I say "variation" because the instructions confused me to no end.Here it is, a tiny little shoulder bag with two separate zippered sections. The finished bag is about 7" wide by 10" tall. Here is the back:Notice the lower left corner... This is what the little bag is for. To carry my iPod around. This fits across my body, and the strap is long enough to swing out of the way if needed. The larger section is big enough for my wallet and a few other necessities. I like it a lot.

Now I can make myself some potholders.

9 comments:

Selvage Quilter said...

Hi Lynne,
Well you did come up with something really neat! What a cool idea to use two zippers. Nice job.

I'll post your clever project on the Selvage Blog on Feb 16.

Happy quilting.

Karen

Brenda said...

very fun

Gina said...

What a great bag

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Sharon said...

What a cute bag! And I love your selvedges too - very colorful. Good job! You really came up with something neat.

3anklebiters said...

great bag, great idea for the ipod.

mamaspark said...

CUTE bag!! Now this is one project I will have to try. You need to give the assembly directions so we can understand them. I have that magazine and I was confused by their directions too!!

belinda said...

I like it toooo much!

Infant Bibliophile said...

I love it! I need one for my iPhone! Thank you for sharing.

Shawnee said...

too lovely