Saturday, June 14, 2014

Stash-Busting


In an effort to destash,
I decided to make myself some drawstring bags.



This is beautiful fabric that I dyed
in a Shibori class taught by

I lined the bag with some other of my hand-dyed fabrics.


This bag is large enough to hold a
good-sized knitting project,
such as the sweater which is currently residing inside.

The drawstring bag obsession actually began here:


I wanted to make a wine bag
as we were dining with friends
and bringing a bottle of wine.
While I like this fabric,
I think the bag needs to be a bit taller.
(I used my gelli print plate to decorate this piece.)

So, then I made this bag


out of some fabric that I dyed a few weeks back.
It's only about an inch taller, 
but I like it better.
Also, the fabric is a finer weave,
so it isn't quite so stiff.

I like the look of the handmade drawstrings
better than the ribbons,
so I will concentrate on making those as well
in the future.

I've gone through my stash,
and have found lots more fabrics
that will soon become bags.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Peace to you and yours!








7 comments:

Annika said...

I also need to do some stash-busting. I recently moved, and my new flat, although a lot bigger than the old one, isn't as generous when it comes to storage space. So I'd do myself a favour by actually using up some of the fabrics that I've collected. Thanks for the inspiration and enjoy your weekend!

Connie Rose said...

What fab bags -- and GREAT dyeing, too! xoxo

deanna7trees said...

stash busting is a never ending activity here. love your drawstring bags. i'm in a pouch craze lately. i love making pouches which also results in getting rid of some fabric and nice to have to give as gifts.

Jeannie said...

Beautiful! I love the shibori that you made in your class. One can never have too many pouches or bags. Have a happy!

Carol said...

The Shibori is gorgeous! You're making good use of your de-stashing. Please come here to help me de-stash, Judy, I'm sinking under the weight of my stuff but unlike yours, it is mostly metal and much heavier.XOX

Maggi said...

A great way to use up those beautiful fabrics, although I think I would struggle to part with them!

Maggi said...

A great way to use up those beautiful fabrics, although I think I would struggle to part with them!