Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kitchen Towels to Baseball Bag

These are plain old kitchen towels, all cotton, cool coordinating colors...I liked the orangey-maroon funky color combination. The colors on these first two pics are the most accurate...the bottom two was taken with a flash and it made them look faded and more pink...
Quite interesting and they do look good together. So I was in Satin Stitches (probably my favorite fabric store in the world, or at least in Columbia) and saw these towels sitting beside each other. Actually I have to confess, I read someone's blog and they created bags like this with their kids for book bags. I figured if the kids could do it so could I...Sam had an 8 pm game tonight, so I decided to whip one of these up before the game (Did I mention it was 6:15 when the urge hit me? That is 6:15 pm.) Well, I cut a 4" strip off the long side of each to make the strap and folded in in thirds and ran a single line of stitching down it.
I sewed the side seams and the bottom seams of the two towels with right sides together, actually I serged these seams so they should be pretty indestructible.


On the polka dot side I used the plaid handle and on the plaid side I used the polka dot handle, just to kick things up a bit. I attached the handles to the inside and then turned down the top inside and stitched it to the inside of the bag.
I was so proud of it I took it to the ballgame tonight...but it was dark for most of the game, so no one actually mentioned that they liked my bag....just probably they couldn't see the fine handiwork there. I will use it for next weeks game to give them a second chance just in case they want to notice it.
It is big enough to hold my purse, my camera, a water bottle, a can of bug spray (lots of those biting deer flies out there), two rice crispy treats for me and in case the game gets slow, the latest copy of Real Simple magazine.

3 comments:

Jess said...

Very, very cute!!! Put one of those on my birthday list :)

Sarah said...

Cute! You are so creative!

fawnda said...

that is vey cute! I like using tea towels to make bags or purses or lunch bags too!