The Sewing Bug got me yesterday, so I plopped myself onto the couch and watched a couple of movies while I made a new bag.
Now, the history of this bag is that my brother went to Scotland and brought me back this gorgeous wool scarf in my family tartan colors. And despite how very wonderfully soft this scarf felt to my hands, it’s still just too darn scratchy for my neck, which is apparently overly sensitive to this kind of thing.
So rather than tuck it sadly away, never to be used and possibly forgotten, I decided to turn it into something I can carry around with me all the time, even if the weather is warm! So I made a bag!
Both sides have the wonderfully fringey flaps to them, the ‘front’ has the tag which looks really quite slick on the front there, *almost like it was meant to be*.
The inside has two full pockets, one open, and the other closes with a zipper to keep important things from falling out.
And if I want to close both sides, I flip the back flap all the way over!
There’s also a secret pocket, not shown, but its hiding under the front flap on the outside of the bag.
The whole thing was made simply by folding the scarf back and forth to create pockets, then sew all around the outside to hold the edges and bottom together.
Now I’ll look right at home at the next Scottish Highland Faire