Wednesday, September 18, 2013
MORE SEWING WITH VINTAGE LINENS
This week I have been able to make some Tote Purses from burlap fabric accented with vintage linens, doilies and antique button closures. I find this is a great way to use up some of these old vintage pieces with holes in them - you just cut them up and use the good parts! Also - when there is a big stain on something that can't be removed. I am sharing some of the Tote Purses here:
You don't really need a pattern for this - just determine the size of the purse you want to make and of course that becomes the same size plus add 1 inch more to allow for 1/2" seams on each side. You cut the lining the same way.
I also put a pocket inside on the lining for pens or lipstick, etc. Sometimes I used old vintage hankies for the pocket part. You cut a 5" strip across the fabric and then cut in half for the handles which are attached at each side. The lining is attached right sides together and turned inside out. If you are an experienced sewer this all makes sense. Otherwise, patterns are out there!