Saturday, March 6, 2010


I bought this plain bag on sale for $15 at Urban Outfitters but I desperately needed pockets for organizing keys, glasses, cell phone and lipstick.  I cut the back pockets off some old blue jeans in a random shape and, using embroidery floss, I stitched them onto the bag in a deliberately irregular style.  The fraying edges just add to the "folk art" charm.

Here is another bag that I added pockets to.  I cut off the bottom border of an already embroidered velvet scarf and hemmed the edges.  After folding it in half I used a sewing machine to divide it into two pockets.  Then I hand sewed the top edge to the bag.

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