The other day I was browsing the local fabric store's clearance section looking for dress fabric. I am taking a class in dressmking and needed something a little opaque, light weight and a flattering color to use in the class.
I did not find dress fabric but I did see a light weight canvas with a black background and a light aloe leaf printed all over it.
At $4.00 per yard plus other discounts I just couldn't pass up buying three yards of it.
Heck, it might even get made into a dress some day.
I took it home, washed and dried it and then sat on the couch with it straightening the edges and realizing that it would never make it into a dress.
Consumed with guilt about buying another useless piece of fabric, I was prepared to throw it into the donation bin when inspiration struck.
I remembered that when I was in Barcelona several years ago I bought some black trim that I was going to use in making a Chanel style jacket. I did not make that jacket but I still had the trim.
Falling back on that jacket staple, the bog coat, I made this the other evening:
BUT I still had fabric left over.
I could have tossed the rest into the donation bin but I realized that it was a great weight for a toe bag.... a really huge tote bag. I have a need for a really huge tote bag to hold all the fabric I have on hand for the Once Upon a Time Bee. This is what I came up with: