Sewing pattern and instructions so you can sew three, small purses, e.g. make-up bags in reused materials, new or scrap fabric.
You actually get two sewing guides: one for sewing without quilting (black lace) and one with quilting (flower liberty fabric).
At Önling, we are very committed to producing sustainably and reducing waste. The 3 small makeup bags first saw the light of day, because we had some beautiful lace dress remnants from our clothes sales, and we had the idea to recycle the fabric into beautiful totes and purses. As the beautiful lace is made in a strong cotton quality, it is very suitable for this purpose.
One dress has become 4 bags: A tote bag and 3 small makeup bags. You will be able to clearly see when you receive the kit, that it has previously been a dress, as you will receive the bottom part with the beautiful wavy lace when you buy the kit for the tote bag, and you will receive the top part of the dress, when you buy this kit for the 3 makeup bags.
If you have a dress you don't use anymore or one with a small hole or a stain, you can use the sewing guide to upcycle it into these lovely makeup bags. We do also sell sewing kits in new Liberty fabric for the 3 make-up bags.
We think it's a beautiful idea that we can turn leftovers into new products that have their very own justification and value. This is called upcycling in the fashion industry, and it is something we all need to think more about. It may seem like a small gesture, but many small streams make a large river - and we want to help ensure that that river opens up up into a large, clean ocean!
The pattern is in PDF format. Immediately after payment, you can download your pattern directly from the page with confirmation of purchase. You will also receive an email with a link to download your pattern, just as the pattern will be available on your profile on Oenling.com - so remember to create a profile :)
Purse No. 1:21 x 18 x 5 cm.
Purse No. 2: 18 x 14 x 4 cm.
Purse No. 3: 21 x 15.5 x 5 cm (rounded top)