I wasn't sure what I'd make with them but I knew I *had* to have them! Aren't they so pretty?
A while back I made some lovely tote bags from some of the Cath Kidston fabrics I recently got in the sale. (I've just realised that I didn't blog about the fabric OR the bags I made! What was I thinking?!) Anyway, it hit me that these vintage pillowcases would be just the right amount of fabric to make into big roomy bags!
I discovered that dark binding really makes the fabric 'pop' and I absolutely love the effect!
Here's how this one turned out -
The bags are such a great size for shopping, library books etc etc and I've also had a few orders this week for ladies who want the bags for their knitting! There are ties at the bottom side of the bag so that you can fold them up - handy for taking to the supermarket. The french seams all round also mean that they're super sturdy.
Here are some of the others -
This one has a very 80's summer feel - reminds me of my early summers as a child :)
Gorgeous blue florals...
Then I suddenly remembered some other vintage fabrics I had hidden away 'for a rainy day'...
The brown and white fabric on the top is a rectangular tablecloth - I *love* this fabric but have never known what to do with it, and the bottom pale floral fabric is curtains! Both perfect for making into bags -
Just as I thought - gorgeous!
And this one is pastel and so pretty.
These bags are for some Spring craft fairs that I have planned for this month, coincidentally I feel like these fabrics are very Spring-like and hopefully people will love them as much as I do (it will be hard to part with some as they really are beautiful fabrics!). Alternatively, if you'd like to buy one just leave me a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details :)