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Vintage tablecloth, post-Mom’s Day edition…

Last week I used part of a vintage tablecloth to make a fun spring skirt. Remember? Well, after the skirt was done, here’s what I had left over:

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It’s folded in half the long way, if you can’t tell. Because this came from my mom, and -hey!- Mother’s Day was coming up soon (well, it was when I was making this, at least), I thought it only fitting to make my mama something from the tablecloth as well. That center part was the perfect size and shape for a small bag.

For the inside, I didn’t want to use the same brown shirt as the skirt from last week so I found some other leftover blue tshirt. It wasn’t quite enough for the entire lining, but it was just right for the inside of the purse, and I used some more of the tablecloth for the inside of the strap. Here are my pieces:

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There are two of each. The blue shirt had a button neckline, which proved helpful when turning everything outside out to finish the purse.

And here’s how it turned out!

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I thought I’d put my tag on the outside of this one, since the colors went perfectly with the materials, and my mom is the one that made the tags for me using her magical embroidery machine :) I also added a vintage plastic button as the closure.

I hope she liked receiving it for Mother’s Day! And though I’m sure she won’t use it very often, I hope she gets lots of compliments when she does, and she can tell the story of where it came from :)

Oh and before I forget, here’s a picture of my assistant, checking my machine.

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