Sewing Project: Infinity Scarf and Church Bag AKA the Ugly Bag…

I found this awesome flannel fabric (Stewart tartan for the Scottish out there) that I was going to use to make a duvet cover and I only purchased 1 yard so show the hubby.  I later found a comforter at L.L. Bean that I like and don’t have to make for about the same cost.

So I have this left over fabric. What to do what to do?

I will make a bag and matching scarf.
So I set out to make an infinity scarf.

And here it is.

I like it.

It looks good on the model who wasn’t happy about being a model.

By the way, she colored her hair again to red, temporary color something about bonfire? See that silly face letting me know she didn’t want to model.

So there it is. There is no pattern. I just sewed it together using a finishing hem like you see on pants.

Here is the matching bag.

I really wanted a bag to carry my bible, mints, pens, etc. to church.

So I set out to find a pattern and couldn’t find one that really knocked my flip flops off, so no socks in the summer.

So instead I cut the fabric in a long rectangle, with a lining of another flannel plaid, and some batting in between for some thickness so it wasn’t “floppy”.

I didn’t have a clue what I was doing but I finally finished it after wanting to throw it in the trash.

Everything went good until I had to do the final close up of the top.

It was a pain and I ended up with a scalloped edge around the top.

So instead of calling it my church bag, I am now calling it the ugly bag.

But I guess it doesn’t matter to God if my bible toting bag is ugly or not.

It serves my purpose and I think it didn’t turn out too bad for a first time at sewing a tote bag with lining and batting, kinda quilty.

It was a first for the handles by the way. I did really awesome on those and very proud of that part 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my sewing projects for this past week.

I wish I could have gotten my model to wait a few more minutes to model the scarf and bag together but she was finished with me!

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