Bag

While I consider myself a child of the 80s, I was an actual child in the 70s. I have a sister who is 10 years older than I am, so I had a front row seat for all the 70s fashions and fads. My elementary school was directly across the street from the high school, and I have distinct memories of seeing girls with purses made out of old jeans, and I thought they were the coolest thing.

After making a start cleaning my closet and trying to be honest about what clothes I was just not going to wear anymore,  I pulled a pair of jeans shorts out of the donate pile and decided to make a bag of my own. I almost didn’t get to finish this since after I cut the seam out of the bottom and walked away for a moment to get some pins, this happened:

This looks like a nice place for a long nap.

This looks like a nice place for a long nap.

I still had time, so I went off to get something else done, and when I walked back into the room, I realized that both of the kitties were going to make it difficult.

Were you planning to work on this?

Were you planning to work on this?

I lured them both into the kitchen with some treats and was able to finally sew the seam. I also put small boxed corners into it and used the hems of the legs for a strap. It’s more tote-sized than purse-sized, which I guess means that I am too. 🙂

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