This is a bag I made for a grandmother. My sons’ grandmother. Not my mother, but my spouse’s mother. Are you following me? Anyway, I made this bag to please a grandmother for her birthday. For that, I chose fabric from my sons’ old pants, corduroy to be precise. What can please more a grandmother than to have something from her grandchildren? I am not sure there is an answer to that question.
Corduroy is a very sturdy fabric and the bag old itself quite beautifully even though I did not use batting or interfacing. This bag will stand many washing in the machine. I find the light beige coordinates well with the light grey and that make a polyvalent bag that can be used on many occasions. I used the same pattern I have created and told you about in my post Three Bags, One Pattern of last Monday.
I made a label with the initial of her first name–Nicole–to personalise the gift. I stitched the letter with my sewing machine.
I made a second label that I attached to the inside pocket. Please excuse the somewhat dark and not-very-good pictures. They were taken on a gloomy October morning, just before the two-hour drive to her home (I had finished the bag late the previous evening).
I was in a detail mood when I made this bag. I sew ribbon by hand and added many black beads. I wanted it to look fabulous. I think I have reached my goal. I was almost sad of not being able to keep it for myself. Maybe I will make a duplicate, in slightly different colors, as I prefer that each bag stays unique.
Do you like this bag for a grandmother? Thank you for visiting,
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