Monday, October 26, 2015

Saving the Pocket


A raspberry wool ladies' blazer was perfect for turning into a tote--the functioning pocket was an easy save and creates a perfect spot for a phone.


The blazer was big enough for a second tote which I gave to Daisy. There I used a buttonhole to create the opening for a pencil slot--I just stitched it to the lining to create a pencil-shaped pocket.


8 comments:

jenny_o said...

That is beautiful!

Rose said...

That's ingenious Anna, most people would cut it off to get it out of the way.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I recognize the lining fabric! One of its sisters grew up to become part of a hassock, and its fraternal twin sister lives in my closet - except for when she gets out and about containing library books for me.

walkingthecat said...

I think now we need a photo of you and Daisy going shopping with matching totes.:) I'm sure it looks adorable.

Melissa said...

Wonderful creativity with your thrift store purchases.

Christina Gomez said...

That is very pretty,and very creative! Christina

Lisa said...

Yes, like anonymous, I have a tote bag made of that lining fabric which I bought from you years ago. It's a very pretty fabric.

Lisateresa

Connie said...

What a wonderful idea for a winter bag. Last year I donated about four blazers to the Goodwill :( After seeing this I wish I had one of them back, LOL. When you retire, you find that you just don't need all the clothes that you needed while you were working.
Have a very pleasant day.
Connie :)

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