It's always fun to look at an item and figure out how to repurpose it for something other than it was intended for. I recently purchased a couple of 100% polyester, large placements from Conde Systems (sublimation supplier). The placemat itself is two layers of fabric that have been serged on the edges. I liked the feel and weight of the fabric and by ripping out the serged edges I was left with 2 pieces of fabric. The two layers would be enough to make 4 small cosmetic bags!
I settled on a pretty floral pattern and personalized the bag by adding my name over the design. When I was happy with the arrangement, I printed out the design on my Sawgrass SG400 and heat pressed it to the placemat "fabric".
Sewing was quick and easy! I love Lazy Girl Design patterns and chose the Becca Bag pattern to create my bag. I auditioned a few lining fabrics before settling on the polka dot and replaced the original pink zipper pull with a green one for a touch of whimsy. In an hour or so I was done! It finished at approx. 5x7 (including gusset) and I just love it!
Now to find stuff to put in my new bag!
I've also included a picture of a second bag I made for carrying feminine hygiene products....I even made a matching snap tab just for fun!
That's all for now! Keep Krafting!