Monday I made this bag from of one of my husband's button down work shirts. It is a another project from the Green Craft magazine. I was hoping that I could find a plaid shirt that I could use but I had to settle for this solid blue oxford instead. This shirt had a ink spot on the pocket. I couldn't use a shirt that was still good to wear. However, it would be a shame if one of those nice plaid shirts happen to get a mysterious tear or a bleach spot.
This is the bag that inspired me to make mine. I love plaid or checked shirts.
I did not know where to begin so I just made the first cut and started sewing. I had a piece of iron on interfacing that I cut to fit the front piece of the bag. I thought the fabric was a little thin and the interfacing did help give it a little more body.
I found a piece of leftover fabric for a new pocket. I thought about changing the buttons but when it was almost finished I decided to stay with the white buttons instead.
I added a piece of red ribbon and a red heart to the pocket. I am not sure when I am going to use it. It looks like a summer bag to me. I do know I want to make another one.
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