June 2, 2011

S O S (Sewing On Selvages)

Remember this jar of selvages? Well I'm excited to show you what I have made from them. You probably have guessed what it is. If you guessed a bag you are absolutely right. When I was looking for the fabric for my Quilts of Valor quilt I came upon my tub of trimmed selvages. " Today's the day to make something with these", so off on a tangent of all day sewing. The quilt can wait like so many others in there. It was a perfect day for sewing, especially when you have something turn out "SEW" cute. Well I think she's cute anyway. Her name is Miss Selvy
Well so what do you think of her? No pattern, I just made it up as I sewed. I had a vision of what I wanted it to look like. I have plenty of selvages left over to make another. The second will go faster though. I added a front pocket, notice the selvage on the pocket edge. Mrs. Sew & Sew isn't that funny?

Of course, the flower should be out of none other than selvages. The center is a piece of wool and the metal flower is actually a scrapbook brad.

The pockets inside are made from some safety pin fabric that has been in the closet for quite sometime just waiting for the right project. I think I found it. The lining is a aqua needle and thread print that I picked up in Vegas in January. Perfect! A red polka dot cell phone pocket. Another oldie but goodie.

A zippered pocket also in the lining.

Miss Selvy's back side!

Such a variety of strips. You may recognize some of them. I bet you will find some of these in your stash. Am I right?

You want to get started on one for yourself now? Start saving those selvages, there really is a use for them. Miss Selvy will be going to work with me on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Stop in and meet her.


martine said...

Great job. I love the bag.
Greetings Martine

Yvonne said...

Wow!! This is the Ultimite Quilters Bag Shannon! You should make a design of the pattern! I will never throw away any more scraps even if it will cost me 20 years to save enough to make a bag!
Really, really cute!

~Niki~ said...

~wow! impressive. All those itty bitty pieces. May I ask how big this bag is?
I'd like to make one with a boxed bottom, but can never figure out the dimensions for cutting WITH a boxed bottom. hmm. very cute. I love the flower accent on the front the best ! great job.

Lisa said...

You are just SEW clever!!!

Martha said...

This is so clever! I love it!