Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tote With Vintage Stocking Ad

I sewed this simple tote today, transferring a vintage ad for McCallum stockings from the 1930s.

I have a tutorial for the tote here You would sew the tote minus the ruffles shown on the tutorial.

If you would like to know how to transfer images onto fabrics, I have a tutorial for that here.

I had cut this brown eyelet off of a skirt and almost threw it away recently when I was tidying up my stash. I was thinking, when will I ever use this stuff? The answer is, six years after cutting it off of a skirt.  Never throw your stuff away!


  1. Very creative use of an old pattern - love the eyelet trim.

  2. Oooh, I love this! I also have a hard time getting rid of stuff, you can hang onto it for years and never use it, and then after you get rid of it, you wish you had it! lol

  3. Love the vintage ad on the tote. Good point about never throwing stuff away!!! I just need more room.