Saturday, June 4, 2011

Upcycled Sewing Portfolio

Yes, that is a functional pocket.
 The exterior is made from leftover scraps of the brown corduroy Dockers that I cut up to make a messenger bag. The zipper is from Grandma Hanna's stash. The interior is scrap from lining a tote bag last year.

I'm not going to give any instructions...but I will say that the finished dimensions are about 5 1/2 by 9 inches and I used a 20 (ish) inch long zipper. I plan on taking this little baby with me on the plane Monday.

I went to the TSA website and it says that while I can't carry on a meat cleaver or an ice axe, I can carry on "scissors-metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches." I think I'll print that up to show the screeners if they get snippy with me. I'll just fold it up and slip it behind the scissors in the handy-dandy pocket.


Keira said...

It's always nice to have the fine print with you. I just love that little pocket up front.

Stephanie said...

Adorable and functional.