Saturday, 31 January 2009

Recycled Scarf Bag 2

I have plugged my laptop into an old monitor so that I can post.
For now another recycled scarf bag to show you.
This time a pale blue one that I also found at a charity shop for about £2.00. This was not quite the right size so I measured it and cut off a strip. Then just like the last scarf I folded it into 3. I have stitched the two seams needed and got it to the next stage...

This time I decided to add another technique so that if this idea was used for a project more skills could be added so I settled for applique.

Using a flower template that I already had I cut out some flower shapes using blue and white cotton fabric and some centres using a dark blue fabric.

I stuck the centres to the flowers using bondaweb. The bondaweb will not work on the blue scarf because there is a slight pile to it, it feels a bit like fake suede therefore preventing it from sticking properly.I then set my sewing machine to satin stitch. I always do a little sample to test the size of the stitch first. I used a pale blue thread that I already had in my stash.

I decided to put the flowers on just one section of the bag and I used stitch and tear on the back to keep the stitch tension even and then tore it away once I had finished.

Then the two handles were tied together in the middle and hey presto. It is amazing how different this looks to the last bag! I was lucky in finding this scarf too, bit I think that cutting an old pillow case in the right way would give you the right amount of fabric or even any rectangular piece would do. I am very pleased with how this turned out and I will be keeping my eyes open for more scarves as I am definitely using this idea in the Autumn term.

Hopefully normal blogging will resume this coming week. Just battling with Technology at the moment!

XX

11 comments:

Kitty said...

It's gorgeous! No wonder you are pleased with it. x

JuliaB said...

Hi Andrea. That is lovely!! xx

Nan said...

Very clever! You've done a beautiful job on this one!

woof nanny said...

Oh wow, how fun! I'm glad you said it was like faux suede, because I was trying to figure out if it was wool or what. Thanks so much for participating :).

summersadie said...

Love it. The applique are the perfect touch.

jo said...

This one looks so different with the applique on it. Think I will have to have a look in the local charity shop for old scarves. One of these would be ideal for on holiday and would take up no room in my suitcase.

Jo XX

Indigo Blue said...

Thank yo all for the comments. These really are quite addictive and would make great last minute gifts or to have several in the car for shopping trips. I now have a reason to go the charity shops. Even Year 9 were quite impressed today when I showed them!!

Indigo Blue said...

Thank yo all for the comments. These really are quite addictive and would make great last minute gifts or to have several in the car for shopping trips. I now have a reason to go the charity shops. Even Year 9 were quite impressed today when I showed them!!

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picciolo said...

what a great idea, it looks great. Hope your screen gets mended soon
: )

Party Bags said...

It's my first time to read something about "scarf bags". I find it nice and interesting! I hope I can make one for myself.

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