Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A 24p Bag

I needed a new bag. Not just any old new bag but a bag that both fullfilled the size requirements for the '2nd small hand luggage bag' of a certain low cost airline and one that I could fit my ipad in.  I have loads of bags but would you believe it, not a single one that met both of these criteria.  So I decided to make one.

I rooted around and found some lovely striped fabric lurking on a shelf, some shot silk taffeta that would do for lining and a strap that was from my broken laptop bag. 


Not having a pattern I based it on an existing bag, used some wadding left over from something else to pad it and basically made it up as I went along.


It was finished but slightly boring so I had another rummage ('helped' by a feline assistant!) and



the old silk curtain from the lounge and a red resin rose became a flower brooch,



which when fastened onto the front flap livened it up nicely.



And the 24p?  That's what it cost me to buy the 2 D rings to attach the handle to the bag. 



It'll do the job nicely :-)

8 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

What a marvellous solution. My current bag cost me £4.99 from an Indian website, about six years ago and I love it because it is so colourful. I have made a new lining for it with lots of pockets but I noticed, today, that it is looking awfully shabby so, I shall have to make another. I like yours very much.

Miriam Weaver said...

I love the idea of using the handles from another bag, up cycling in think that's called! The design is brilliant I love it.

Miriam Weaver said...

I love the idea of using the handles from another bag, up cycling in think that's called! The design is brilliant I love it.

Gina said...

Fabulous! And a bargain to boot.

crafty cat corner said...

Thanks Su for your comment on the scrumble, I always appreciate all comments they are what keep me going.
Your bag is great and of course unique, I'd love to know if anyone complements you on it when travelling, I bet they do.
Briony
x

Celia Hart said...

That's very practical and smart too! I'm sure it will be very useful, not just for your planned trip. It has also reminded me that Ibbought some fabric and a large horn button while on holiday and they haven't surfaced from the unpacking ... mmmm?

CATHY DANIEL said...

Brilliant! We have a cupboard full of bags and I bet none of ours would meet this need either! I may end up doing the same! XCathy

elaine said...

What an excellent new bag - I love the fabric - 24p eh - you spendthrift you.