So I decided to reuse stuff that I already possessed.
The stuff that I chose to use were:
- donated yarn (left over from someone's craft project)
- a piece of a worn-out laundry bag
- a discarded bandana
- glittery silver ribbon bought on a discount table at a craft store a long time ago because it was really cheap!
After I finished crocheting a basic bag, I cut up a bandana and sewed a strip around the top of the bag. I also made a pocket from the bandana and I sewed that on the side that I considered to be the "front." Then I added ribbon to give some glittery appeal to the bag. After finishing that, I crocheted a handle for the bag and a drawstring to keep the bag closed. The last little touch was to sew on a little bow to the pocket, to give the bag a more "finished look."
Here are some photographs of the bag:
|This is the bag. There is no pattern for it. I just made it up as I went along.|
|A closer view of the top of the bag, with the drawstring pulled tight.|
|This is the pocket. I really like the paisley pattern of the (former) bandana and think that it adds visual appeal to the bag.|