I have been sewing some tote bags for my shop. All of these have vintage buttons. They are made out of vintage linens and fabrics. Some of the fabrics are repurposed bed linens, denim and new paris fabric. The purse below has a hand embroidered vintage runner cut up, vintage button and embellished with crochet piece.
These three below - left to right
The one on the left is made from an Irish Tea Towel, Middle one has new Paris fabric with an vintage potholder dress and the one on the right is a repurposed bed cover cut up with a vintage doily on the front:
Here is a closed up of the Paris one below:
More tote bags below made from vintage linens:
Another tote bag which has this embroidery on both sides:
I hope I have inspired someone to get busy and use those old linens and fabric! If anyone is interested in purchasing any of these: Bernideen's In Historic Old Colorado City