You know what? I did a little more than sew a few scrunchies.
After my last post, a friend reminded me about a purse I sewed while in college. I had to go dig it up and everything else I made with the same fabric.
Here’s the backstory. I was living in an apartment with a friend, and I wanted to spice things up a little in my room. So, I painted pink stripes on 2 the walls.
Wow, right?? I only did 2 walls, but it was fun and gave my room some character. (BTW, that green chest is now painted white and is used as a changing table/dresser for Aliza. The fun part about that – it’s not even mine!! I hope Aimee wanted me to keep that after “borrowing” it in college!!)
Then I wanted some curtains to go in there. I thought it would be fun to make them myself for some reason. It was a lot of work and I had a few friends help me get it all done.
The finished product!!
I had so much fabric leftover, I made 2 pillows, a purse, and these file cabinet cover things. I obviously LOVED the fabric and was willing to take it everywhere!
More on the purse later, but after making all that, I moved. I wanted to use my curtains again and wanted to get REALLY crazy with wall colors. I picked out 5 paint colors that were colors in the curtains, and bought a pint of each, got my sister, and we went to work.
Ready for this?
Oh yes I did. I can hardly believe it either. How tacky!!?? It took my sister and I about 10 hours to finish it. I totally loved it. You can even see from the picture – I really used that purse and the pillows too! The best thing about this room is that I didn’t even have to paint over it when I left!! The apartment complex did it!!
Now these same curtains of inspiration, are in my daughters bedroom and I hope they stay for a long time. I’m pretty proud of those curtains and all the crazy ideas it gave me to do with my rooms.
Fully lined and heavy duty!!
Now, to the purse.
I didn’t want to just sew the 2 bottom pieces together and make a skinny bag. I had big ideas back then too. I wanted it to have a flat bottom. I had to enlist one of my friends’ sisters to help me sewing that – I really can’t take credit. I think she was in fashion merchandising or something and had to take a sewing class. But it was my idea to cut the plastic top of a notebook to size and glue it into the bottom so the purse would stand up. I has been in there for years until this morning when Aliza ripped it out.
So, that’s the real truth behind my sewing. But it might not be the end of it. I just saw THIS and think I might get started again!!