I found a vintage linen tablecloth at a local antique shop and used it to make clutch purses in blue for my sister in law, pink for her Mom and her soon-to-be Mother in law. I’m not sure when the tablecloth was made, but from researching the embroidery style, it may be from the 1950s. It felt cruel to cut up something beautiful that some unknown person spent time making, but I decided they wanted their work to be loved and used, above all else. The bride loves them, and they’ll be quite loved on her big day! Maybe they’ll even be passed on to a few future brides down the road.
That’s such a great idea and they turned out great!
Thanks, Christina! I was really happy with them, and the great thing about tablecloths is that they’re BIG! I have some left over, and I even lined all the bags with embroidery, too.
Where did you get the handles?
Hi, Wanda! They’re on Amazon Prime, two for just under $10.
Lol, I meant to comment more but had to go to work. I think this is a great idea, and I fully support the repurposing of old materials into fresh ideas. And the clutches are superb!
I’m already thinking of looking for more tablecloths, tea towels, dresser scarves, doilies, handkerchiefs! They do look fresh and modern when remade, don’t they? :)
Beautiful! I love this idea!
What a great idea!! Did you use a particular pattern for the purse? I’d love to give it a try.
I’m @mushroomomelett on IG Sarah-when I first ventured into patchwork quilt making I was drawn to your work-about to embark on my first Robert Kauffman Kona fabric quilt-Hope you don’t mind-but you will see your influences in it-so looking forward to it-thankyou 💖🍄
Oh, hello, Tricia! :D I can’t wait to follow along with your quilt progress on IG! I’ve just started cutting fabrics this morning for another quilt, so hopefully we’ll be sewing along together! Pet your sweet doggies for me!