A friend of mine showed our quilting group a lovely evening bag she'd made, and I fell in love with it; it just about matches a Bargello jacket I'd made not long ago. My friend
kindly loaned me the bag for an upcoming special occasion, as well as the pattern she'd used. I had a few spare minutes, so I've made my own version of the bag (though I have to say I like hers better ).
What's so unusual about this bag? Can you believe it's made from a man's necktie? That's the truth! It's about 9" x 6.25", so it's perfect for carrying just the "bare essentials". Why do I prefer my friend's bag? Her necktie was prettier!
It wasn't shiny, for one thing, and it had an all-over tone-on-tone print, rather than the stripe I ended up using. But do you know how difficult it is to find a reasonably-priced black necktie that isn't just solid black? ;)