Friday, April 24, 2009

A New Bag




My friend Jean did a post about selvages a couple of weeks ago.
I started playing with this technique and I came up with a strip.
I really did not know what to make with it so I just let it sit there until the inspiration hit me.
Well this weekend I am off to the beach and I needed a bag for my beach toiletries.
So to add spunk to the bag I machine embroidered a mermaid and a beach ball on to the selvage strip and made myself a beach bag.
Thanks Jean, this is recycling at its best!

22 comments:

Karen said...

Your new bag looks great. I bet you get lots of comments on it when you take it out;)

Helena said...

What a bag! Thank you for the inspiration, I think I have to save selvedges....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Betsy you are just so amazing..I love it....

Pat said...

How clever...it surely is an eye-catching bag!!!

Stephanie said...

Love the addition of the mermaid and beach ball.

Mam said...

That is so cool! I'm glad you got the selvage bug.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

How cute. I myself have been saving some selvedge edges. Check out Ric-Rac's blog and what she did with selvedge edges. She made a wonderful dress. http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/10/big-selvedge-project.html

Jean said...

That is so cute! I love the mermaid too. She is just perfect for a beach bag. You are really having fun with that embroidery machine!

JustCindy said...

How cute and the applique' just sets it off. You need to quit your day job and just create all day.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh Betsy, this is just adorable. Love that mermaid - so cute! Have a great time at the beach.

belinda said...

This is w-a-y cute!!!

Yvette said...

That bag is adorable! I just love it.

Rhonda said...

What a great idea. I love your bag. So like a quilter to use every part of her fabric!

Karen said...

Great bags and a excellent way to recycle.

Barb said...

Love the beach bag, how clever of you....

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Too cute!
Perfect for a day at the beach.

Kimberly :)

Vivian said...

That is too cool! What a great selvedge idea. Love the embroidery embellishment!

Lori Holt said...

That's a perfect way to use your selvage, a beach bag!! All of the bright colors and I love the additional applique:)

maggi said...

What a great bag. I love the applique.

Contented Caroline said...

Recycling and starting a new fashion trend - it's lovely and should be great for storing all you beach necessities.

Eileen said...

Oh how clever. I LOVE this!
Hope you had fun at the beach. :-)

Barb said...

I just found you thru the selvage blog. Love the bag. I have a great quilty friend who lives in Spring Hill! I'm over on the other coast of Fla!