Sorry for the lapse in posts...a quick trip east last week and I'm still slogging thru vacation laundry. ICK!
I will post a few pictures of our trip in a few days. In the meantime I will show a short tutorial. I had posted a picture of a worn out quilt jacket before I retired it. Someone generously suggested I make a bag out of it..so i DID! Here are a few pictures of the process....
This is the original jacket.
I have turned it inside out and clipped off the pockets. They will be trimmed off in a minute.
I marked a cutting line from just inside the sleeve on both side down to the elastic cuff.
Sleeves trimmed off and saved for the handles....
Here are the side seams sewn up ...and the bottom cuff removed. I did my best to avoid the zipper. I decided to keep it...adds to the look of the jacket I think!
The hood is still tucked up inside. I wanted to keep as much of the top of the zipper, so I saved the hood till I was ready to tackle that and the top of the tote.
Tomorrow I will show you the rest. I almost used it today, but I need a bottom for the inside to keep it from sagging. I will stop next time I am near Michaels or JoAnns for some plastic canvas.