Have you ever made something that you're not quite sure about? Is it a hit? Is it a miss? Well, this happened to me yesterday, so I need you clever, thoughtful bloggy friends to give me your HONEST opinion. Not your toned down bloggy opinion, but the one you'd give your partner if they asked if THAT tie went with THAT shirt...know what I mean?
It all started when I popped into another shop that could potentially stock my quilts and cushions. The owner of the shop wasn't there, but the guy serving was nice and we got chatting about handmade stuff. He liked my cushions, but said that bags sell better...do I do bags?....hmmmm... Well, I've made a few before, but none recently so off I go to Google to find some inspiration.
Whilst browsing, I stumble across this tutorial for the most amazing recycled shopping bags made from fusing your average supermarket bags together....love this idea!
It turns out we don't have enough Tesco's bags for a shopper so I think on the spot and turn 8 (yes 8!) bags into a purse (of sorts)
Here is what I made...
I don't have a serger, so I used a fancy stitch on my machine to finish the edges and added an applique heart and a snap fastener to the front.
So the question is simple...Hit or miss?! Shall I experiment further? I think this would benefit from a red fabric lining and neater stitches on the edges...but is it worth a re-try? Would you buy this at a craft fair or in a crafty shop? or would you say "that looks like a Tesco's carrier bag" and walk on by....
I'd love to know :)