A member of our Red Cross upcycling group brought in a few fabric sample books this week. In the past I’ve found it impossible to cleanly separate the fabric from the paper glued to the back of the samples thus reducing the amount of usable fabric available. One of the sample books this week only had a paper border on one side so I left them lying on my workbench and as the fabric/paper was flexible, what came to mind was to make rolled beads. They’re not fabulous I admit, and I think they need a shiny finish of some kind, but they’re not too bad for a first go and good old YouTube has given me additional ideas to try on the remaining strips.
On Friday I made another bag. The pattern was actually for an origami-style tote bag but I’ll label it as a toy bag since the fabric is printed with a combination of toy images and flowers.