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A little DIY

The other day, Inês posted a photo on her Instagram, saying how much she couldn’t get herself to throw away the fabric scraps. I’m the same. I might have a problem… (Hello, my name is Diana and I’m a scraps hoarder!) I always save my scraps, even though I know I’ll never use some of them again. But for me, it’s always better safe then sorry!

As I was going through my stach, for KCW, I found some leg jeans cut-offs. My son has a gift, and he’s quite good at it. He always, always, rips his pants on the knees! It’s quite amazing, I tell you, not a single pair is safe! Anyway, by summer time, instead of buying shorts, I just cut the legs off and sew the hem. And so I saved all the leg cut-offs, don’t know why, because, I didn’t have a purpose in mind, but again, better safe then sorry!

So when I saw Inês’s photo, my mind went straight to those cut-offs, and what could I used them for. After playing around with that thought, I realised if I just sew the bottom… voilá… instant bag! (Ah, you clever girl!)

And how did I do this, you ask? Well, let me show you…

PC_00 Print PC_02 Print PC_04 PC_05 PC_06 PC_07I didn’t cut or measured any of the fabrics, just made up as I went. For the second bag, I wanted to do a full lining, and I think it looks much better that way.

PC1_01 PC1_02 PC1_03 PC1_04 PC1_05

 PS – the bag turned out quite big, length wise. That goes to show, I should’ve cut a bit off  (I’m a bit lazy, sometimes! ;D)

  • Magda E.

    February 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm Reply

    só boas ideias! Eu tb guardo tudo, mas depois de tantos anos a guardar cheguei a um ponto que já era demais. Fiz uma pré seleção e doei o resto. Ando sempre à procura de quem queira retalhos e retalhinhos.

    • Diana

      February 23, 2015 at 10:01 pm Reply

      Obrigada! Também tenho que começar a fazer uma pré-selecção, começam a ocupar demasiado espaço.

  • Karly Nelson

    February 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm Reply

    How adorable is this!!! If I had scraps that looked like that I wouldn’t want to throw them away either!

    • Diana

      February 23, 2015 at 10:04 pm Reply

      Thanks Karly! These were from when I first starting sewing, so they’re very nicely cut and organised. Now it’s all a big mess! 🙂

  • Constança

    March 4, 2015 at 9:28 am Reply

    Verdadeiramente engenhoso este saco, Diana! Que ideia bestial!

    • Diana

      March 4, 2015 at 10:57 am Reply

      Obrigada Constança!

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