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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Do you believe in reincarnation?

   A few months ago I purchased a pack of 100 precut 2"squares of vintage fabrics. All ranging in decades from the 30's to the 90's. They were different from each other and each square was gorgeous in its own way. I guess they were part of quilts, curtains, aprons and many other things in their previous life, but I can only tell the story of their journey after they appeared in my mailbox.

   When I saw them for the first time I fell in love; I wanted to piece them together and make something ASAP. I was in need of a purse, so I quickly made a small cross-body quilted tote with a pretty bow sash.

   I made this in the early stages of my sewing life so forgive any uneven seams. I used it for a while, but I quickly felt the need for something bigger. I washed it and recycled the patchwork into a Pocket Clutch made using a Keyka Lou pattern.

Pocket clutch

   This is how it turned out, I used the patchwork for the outside, and used other vintage scraps for the inside of the clutch. Even the button was vintage on that clutch which found a loving home the moment I put it up for sale on my Facebook profile. This made me think of reincarnation, I have no idea if people can reincarnate but I'm sure fabric does. I wonder if it will ever become anything else.


  1. I like the clutch! The bag was cute but the clutch is cuter!

  2. Hi Yadira! I love your classic pouch design. Evem without your blog, I'm beginning to associate such design to your name. :) Keep sewing!


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