My mom-in-law LOVES Chanel face powder . . . and I love it when she gives me the little black drawstring bags it comes in! Of course you can leave the famous brand name on the front, but where’s the fun in that? 🙂 Instead, I like to cover the label with a teeny remnant. This bit of green fabric with embroidered flowers was perfect (does it look familiar? ♥), and I added some colorful “reverse blanket stitch” on the edge for extra a-la-mode. Now it’s ready for its new life as a pretty jewelry pouch . . . or even a wristlet. ♥
oh so cute! i thought i was the only one who saved all those bags!!
They’re SO nice . . . and so fun to a-la-mode! 🙂
I can’t bear to throw any thing like that either…and you are so clever to embellish them into something new…how neat!
Thank you, Marilyn! These little bags always come in handy! 🙂
Very, very cute!!
Thank you! And it only took a bit of time, too! 🙂
I like it! unfortunately Channel powder is much to expensive for me, but a small pouch like that is made in a second 😉 and decorated like this is looks even more cute 🙂
Me, too! My makeup comes in a box . . . or just a wrapper! 🙂
So clever! Always hard to part with those little bags…
Thank you, Anny! I do love them! 🙂
smarty pants! 🙂
That is so cute and it looks like a fun thing to make. 🙂
Thank you! I have a HUGE editing project going now, but I was having crafting withdrawals so this was quick and easy and fun! 🙂
This is SO cute! I love it!
Thank you! You’re a sweetie! 🙂
Thank you! You’re always so sweet. 🙂
Your head must always be spinning with these wonderful ideas! Very cute! It could also be used as a purse for a little girl! Thanks for sharing….I always look forward to you next post! Enjoy your day! ~~~Vickie
Thank you for the lovely compliments, Vickie! That made my day! 🙂
I have many similar bags and now I know what to do with them. Thanks!
Yay! Have fun with them! 🙂
Great up-cycle Katherine. I didn’t know Chanel face power come in an awsome bag. I must remember that for next time. I’ve worn Estee Lauder since I was 15, but I’d make the ‘one-time’ switch just to get that cute little bag.
🙂 It IS cute, isn’t it! Happy shopping, Boomdee! 🙂
I love these!! So cute. Glad I found your site.
Thank you, Julia! Your blog is amazing, too! 🙂
Great idea! I recently made a one-shouldered silk top, and added some ribbon from an Hermes package to the inside as a hanger strap.
What a great idea! Have I seen the top you made? If not, could you send me a link? It sounds so pretty! 🙂
I think you have seen it– it’s in some of my posts about my Santa Fe travel wardrobe. In this post, http://changingyourclothes.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/santa-fe-wardrobe-a-post-trip-review/, it’s in the first picture, top left of the photo, the one-shouldered print tunic. (Thanks for liking this post, by the way!!)
I remember now! I LOVE that top! 🙂
Of course, you can’t see the Hermes ribbon in that photo, but it’s there! Truthfully, I usually cut those things out of RTW (they tend to scratch me), but for some reason, when I was the one making the top, I wanted that little ribbon in there! It’s really useful.
I’m just so impressed that you made it! And it’s such a lovely style and fabric. And I can see why you need the hidden ribbon, so it might as well be something special! 🙂
Very cute little bag!
Thank you! 🙂 It will be in my “What can you make with a jacket?” post sometime next month! 🙂
Hi Katherine. This pouch is so cute! You really never let anything go waste and you make it look so much better than it was originally.
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Thank you for the lovely compliment! And you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂
I don’t know what it is, but most women I know,including myself, love little bags and decorative boxes. It has to be something primal. 🙂
I think you’re right! Maybe it’s because they either have fun things in them or we can put fun things in them ourselves??? 🙂
What a great idea! I love recycled items!!!
Me, too! And I needed a quick and easy project because I’ve had lots of work deadlines and was getting sewing withdrawal pains! 🙂
I have sewing deadlines, and have been way too busy with my “real” life… I feel your pain!
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