But after making the notebook cover for Jem I decided to make one for myself using selvedges.
So I started piecing them together and I couldn't stop. I seriously ADORE how they look together so as my piece grew I decided to turn it into a bag.
It occurred to me that a predominantly white bag wouldn't last long so I decided to cover it with PVC.
I really really like it ! It is a super simple construction and I had to hand sew the handles on (that was a bit of a chore and I actually had to dig out the the thimble!)I would love to make a big quilt out of selvedges - I know , this from a person who has yet to finish the one and only quilt....but hey a girl can dream.
This bag took almost 40 strips of selvedge - can you imagine how many I would need for even a little quilt- and there is almost no fabric at my place with selvedge still attached.
I don't even know why I like them so much, they just appeal to me.
Sounds like an excuse to buy more fabric if ever I heard one!