There’s something about Kate’s Scraphappy reminder emails that makes me sit up, take note and galvanise myself into action.
I’ve been making belt bags lately, and I’m rather pleased with my design and how it works. But it occurred to me that it might also work with a bit of patchwork magic. Here are the three pieces I stitched together out of scraps.
And here they are all stitched up.
A close-up of the zip.
And one being modelled by Karen.
I’ll be keeping the scrappy one for myself but I have high hopes for the others: I’ve been busy re-opening my etsy shop and also plan to get some listings on Hello Pretty (a specifically South African platform) this week.
If you want to see what other scraphappy people are up to, click on these links: (Kate and Gun, the first two links, are the hosts)
Kate, Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
These are so cute, Jill. I just love all the colors and designs. Thanks for sharing. :)
I’m having fun with them! xxx
Love these bags, you are such a star.
I don’t know about being a star, but glad you like the bags! We’re waiting for spring before we plan a little break in KM – so much rain!
Love these! Such a perfect scrappy project, and such a clever design. I’ve been thinking I need something like this for a couple of weeks, for dog treats when we’re on walkies. May I steal your idea? I’ll need to line it with plastic and maybe replace the metal parts with plastic so I can wash it more easily, but it’s the ideal solution.
Only with pleasure. Would you like me to send you the dimensions and any other info you might find useful? xxx
That would be great! I have some handy bits of old shower curtain that would make a great lining. And hey! Another scraphappy project to show another time :-)
I think I love the scrappy version most!
Quite fond of it myself, I’m thinking more… :)
I suppose the scrappy one is more work but it looks great!
Not much more work really, once I get going. I think I’ll make one or two for sale and see what the response is. I guess I’m not the only person who likes patchwork :)
I agree the scrappy version is best.
Those are really cute and practical. I would try them but I haven’t worn a belt in 30 years. No longer have a waistline. ;(
Hahaha! I was thinking the same thing. These are absolutely lovely and so functional. Make a great gift!
My waistline was doing nicely until a few months ago, not sure what happened back there but it’s definitely got out of hand! This is partly why I have to ask my skinny friend Karen to model for me :(
Those are great, and almost enough to tempt me into wearing a belt again!
Nicely done! I’m a weaver and always have small pieces of leftover fabric at the end of a warp–if I only knew how to put in a zipper . . .
Kerry, if I can do it anyone can :) It just takes practice. Well, first it takes patience, then practice.
Lots of You Tube tutorials …..
Love the pink bag on Etsy, but the p&p is too extortionate. X
I agree, the postage would put me off if I wasn’t in South Africa. But not much I can do about it…:(
I know….. shame it’s increased so much. X
so very clever AND pretty!
Aw, thank you :)