Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blue Jean Bag Queen

I found this style of embroidered flower in a book, and now I embroider them on everything! I use all different colors, and my favorite DMC floss--satin floss for these particular flowers.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.

I cut the leg bottom off of a pair of very old jeans, and left it in one piece. One side is embroidered with my easy-to-stitch flower and stem, and several ribbon bow ties are sewn on at the top (great way to use ribbons scraps). 

I stitched a fabric flower and strips of ribbon to the other side. Now here's the part I love--the handle is actually an Old Navy lanyard, sewn right into the bag, with the clip conveniently hanging off the side. I left the hemmed bottom as the top and stitched the other side closed. That's it! A cute, blue jean baby queen summer bag.

Stitching and dreaming.

1 comment:

  1. Sandy,Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really enjoyed reading your posts. The chicken sounds delicous and I have tons of fresh herbs to use...sounds like a dinner plan to me. I like that your cooking/gardening/embroidering are all intermingled. I've got so much company coming that I haven't had time for a post, but I'll be back at it soon! Susan