It’s Thursday and that means another thrift store project. This week it’s all about embellishing a small bag with vintage needlework.
Back in March I wrote about some fantastic vintage needlework pieces I had found at the thrift store in this post Today’s Thrift Store Haul. The pieces I found were in excellent condition and I KNEW I could create something fabulous with them.
During a visit to a local craft store I was lucky to find this little canvas bag for $1.99.
The gears are turning now!
Oh it’s so hard to make that first cut!
Even harder than cutting into a book!
But I did, cut it in two, added vintage trim and then rearranged the pieces.
I stitched them to the front of the canvas bag. It wasn’t easy since the bag was already finished but thank goodness a good portion of the bed of my sewing machine comes off to allow sewing in tight spaces.
I added some vintage buttons from my collection and now I have a sweet, one of a kind bag.
It’s the PERFECT size to take along when I’m hunting at garage sales, the flea market or the thrift store – just big enough for phone, sunglasses and wallet. I can put the long, rope handle across my shoulder for hands free digging though goodies.
All in all a very useful and wonderful project I think.
Could you cut into vintage needlework? Am I crazy to do it?