Whistlepig Creek Productions' Scrap Bag Cuties. The Small Messenger Bag was perfect.
Here is a look at the back. The quilting is very simple because the fabric was so delicate. I used embroidery thread to quilt it...
... turning some of this blouse into something she can use.
I used Soft & Stable which you can find at byAnnie.com. It is my favorite for bags and other projects. I made some other changes to the pattern, too: I did not add an outside pocket and changed the way the handles were made (see below).
Bernina! I practiced a few times before making the buttonhole on the flap because I had not done this in a VERY long time. Super simple, though.
Oh, yes, the button is courtesy of Lots of Buttons. They have super fun buttons which I have used on many different projects.
So, don't throw away your favorite blouses. You can still enjoy their fabric if you turn them into cute bags. I hope Miriam likes it!
Have a fun weekend,