Found a cute vintage embroidered pillowcase during a thrifty adventure. Inspiration hit immediately - it wanted to be a handbag. And it wanted to be a handbag gifted to a dearest friend for Christmas.
Carefully took apart the pillowcase and added some new fabrics.
Opted for duck-cloth stability instead of rigid interfacing. This allows for the option of carrying it everyday in a purse and always having a shopping bag on hand.
My favorite detail. The handle buttons - making the handle adjustable. One end is attached to the bag, the other has a series of buttons that are slipped into the buttonhole on the other side of the bag. Pretty clever, huh?
**pictures courtesy of Erika. The pictures I took of the bag were part of a batch that were not backed up before my hard drive crashed. Thanks E for sending taking these!**