Hello Readers. I hope you are doing well. I am aware that a lot of people are not doing well right now. There are unemployment and housing issues in addition to all our Corona, hurricane/wildfire and social/political issues. It is really a lot to try and wrap my head around all at the same time. I wish I had some words of wisdom that would help solve any/all/even one of these issues. I really don't, but I am pretty sure arguing on Facebook isn't going to solve anything.
I'm just going to sew for now. I have had this suede vest for ages. It just makes me feel like a cowboy and like I should have a horse, a lasso and be yelling, "Yee-haw!". (No offense to anyone currently in a vest, on a horse, yelling, "Yee-haw!".) It just doesn't feel like me.
Check out this vest from a clothes swap ages ago. It has a western kind of vibe to it. Amazingly, it matched this suede belt from another clothes swap.
I started cutting the vest into pieces. Suede doesn't fray at all so it is easy to work with. I wanted a small bag shape.
I know what you are thinking. How hard is it to sew through suede? Check it out in this short video clip. (Hint: It was super easy.)
I used the belt to make this small bag into a belt-bag. Waist-bag. Fanny-pack. Butt-bag. Whatever you want to call it, I made one. I remember when these were popular in the 90's and I swore I would never wear one again. But here I am, years later, eating those words.
The belt fits through slits in the back of the bag. I can slide the bag off the belt to wear the belt alone if I want.
I was surprised I liked this bag as much as I did. It would be great for when I want to be hands free.
Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.