I've been getting some great bargains on thrift store clothing lately to use as material for quilting and crafts. My latest project was from a tan wool jacket with a satin lining. I washed it in hot water and dried in the dryer to help "full" the fabric. Some call this "felting". To coordinate with this I chose a pair of small wale corduroy pants in a paisley print. I cut the pattern so that I could make use of the front pockets of the pants, shortening them so that items wouldn't get lost in the bottom. The pockets from the jacket were centered on the back and repositioned on the front of the purse. The pattern I used was Butterick #B5109. I also lined it with the satin from the jacket, following pattern and making a double pocket on one side of the purse. I guess I needed some instant gratification from all the pretty fabrics, and a quilt just wasn't going to offer that right now. This was done in just a few hours and will not be the last! Perhaps a few purses along with some quilting things at a future craft show nearby. If I can get enough stock made up... lol I can't seem to hold onto things long enough to have a table full.
Thought you might like to see this with all the talk about fabrics going up...
Pocket looks crooked but it's just the way it's laying
It has a snap closure