Sunday, July 17, 2011
I spent this hot weekend putting together and sewing my version of a boho bag. The outer fabric is a blue and cream flowered chintz that I found in my stash and of course I have lots of lace and doilies from my flea market jaunts. I did buy the blue and cream loop fringe at JoAnnes last week. When it came time to cut out the lining I went on the hunt and could not find anything suitable. I had some heavy weight muslin but thought the light color wasn't too good for a lining. Friday I had played around mixing up some dyes using 1 koolaid and the others Easter egg dyes. I put them in jars after mixing and dipped a little piece of cotton or lace in each color to see what they actually looked like. Well it hit me last night why not use the muslin and dye it after I cut out the pieces. They came out a blue grey shade that is just fine for the lining. I just did not want to go out in this heat.
Here are a few pics of the bag. It is quite large but hard to tell in the pics. The next one I make will be smaller. I just cut out my own pattern from newspaper.