Made this with a jean mini skirt my dd had that I never liked (he he) and she finally relinquished into my sewing cabinet. I've had it in there for a while and thought I'd use some of yesterdays pretty shirt fabric to make it into a little tote for her. She loves purses, has a bagillion of them and won't part with any of them! I think she will like this. I left the botton of it fringed like the skirt was...I made the strap by attaching pieces of the fabric with the waistband part. I also sewed on some vintage buttons. This was "sew" much fun to do. I did it in a "crazy quilt" kind of style, at least that what it reminded me of.
There is various stitching and such, used both zipzag and straight. Oh, and I only broke one sewing machine needle and had various other little mishaps but my machine is tolerant of my trial and error type of ways. The sewing machine manual is my friend. I figure that if you get the machine threaded correctly, the rest of the stuff doesn't matter as much. Now, this is all you sewing girls fault, luring me into sewing machine projects now. I blame Hanna for all her craft portal links and wonderful creations that keep me up ooing and ahhing over hand sewn lovelies all night, and the very talented Ruth Rae enticing me with fabric charm ideas to extend my 1 " square love to fabric. Ok, well, I better get offline and go clean up my sewing mess. xxoo Lia