I’ve now completed two upcycled bags with crazy quilt blocks with both hand embroidery and machine embroidery stitches.
The green bag, started a week ago, is stitched and stands perfectly.
The purple one has both types of stitching too. The embroidery stitches used variegated purple floss and black floss.
The square bottoms of these bags means that after packing they will stand up.
While putting the bags away in the van for the next shopping trip I came across another square bottom bag.
So I got out the material boxes again and pulled out some more fabric and started making a crazy patch for the front and back of this bag.
And while the material boxes were out I got out more scraps to make some more quilted hearts.
These slow stitching projects are perfect for the wintery days and nights we are having.
Unique bags like this are fantastic for conversation starters when out. They are perfect for groceries, library books, and shopping trips.
Have you upcycled any bags lately?
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.