when i bought this plaid madras patchwork fabric, i didn't know exactly what it would become, i just knew it was AWESOME. after contemplating some shorts for the boy, a sundress for the girl, and a matching "dolly and me" set, i decided my first project with it would be something for ME, and it would make the perfect summer bag.
made using the "phoebe bag" pattern from artsy craftsy babe.
(obligatory bathroom mirror pic with cheesy colorsplash effect LOL)
i was so excited because they were blowing out this fabric for 4 bucks a yard at walmart. srsly, that is a STEAL, comparable fabrics at joann's retail for $15/yard. (i went back a couple days later and bought up the rest of the bolt, they had lowered the price to $3/yard. SCORE!) i used a navy quilting-weight cotton for the lining (that i found in my stash). it only used about 1/2 a yard of the patchwork, so for about $2 and materials i had on hand, i made this cute summer hobo purse! i love it.
thanks for looking!