It’s no secret that I’m crafty, so I usually end up with odds and ends from other people. My friend Jenna gave me some leftover squares from a fleece blanket she made for her nieces. She figured I could probably make something out of those 28 squares.
I started to sew those squares together. Wrong side together. Piece by piece. Eventually I made rows of three squares. Then I twice made a square of nine squares. I didn’t know what I was going to make, but I just wanted to clear my mind by crafting something. It started to take shape. Was it meant to be a box?
My mother-in-law gave me some cotton fabric that she had intended to turn into a rag quilt, but she never got around to it. I realized that my “box” needed more structure, so I took the pink fabric with green polka dots and ironed on some fusible interfacing to make a sturdy lining. Once I got the lining inserted, I realized that the box was too narrow. Was it meant to be a purse?
So I took the green fabric with pink polka dots and made a handle. I secured it on the inside of the purse. Yes, it was meant to be a purse.
… A fun little purse for a fun little girl!
I really enjoyed sewing this project because I didn’t have to spend a dime on the materials! Also, the nerdy side of my brain really enjoyed adding and multiplying fractions. My notes are going into my crafting folder should I want to revisit this project again although it really was fun sewing by the seat of my pants.