Sunday, April 14

The 45 cent bag


On a recent trip to one of my favourite thrift shops, all fabric was on sale for 50% off the ticketed price. This meant that these 24 inch upholstery samples in black and gold were reduced from their regularly ticketed price of--wait for it--$0.30 each!


I had been wanting to make a large bag to be able to carry a quilt or other light but large projects. I had some smaller upholstery samples at home, but they were paper backed, and I didn't know if my sewing machine would like sewing through the extra layers of glue and paper. I picked up three pieces that were similar in colour for a whopping $0.45, and with less than an hour of sewing, I had this made up:


Not bad for the price, eh?

7 comments:

  1. This is amazing! They're beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Kat! They were great fabric samples. The bag has a different print on each side.

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  2. Let me understand: is it the same bag with 2 different sides?
    Well, anyway, beautiful and inspiring posting, congratulations for your economy and for the very beautiful bag.
    It is always good to read your blog.

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  3. beautiful and thrifty, my favorite combination!

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  4. Fantastic! Big enough to carry those huge crochet needles of yours as well :D

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    1. Yes! My rug would have fit in it too!

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