After cutting 3 inches off a cute little dress for a cute little 3 year old....I decided to fashion her a coordinating bag out of the excess fabric. This is how I did it...
I cut the excess fabric into four 15 inch x 3 inch strips
I sewed the strips together to make a square that was approximately 12 x 15.
I then cut it into a 12 inch circle and sewed two 1/2 inch button holes one on opposites of the circle an inch from the edge. As well, I cut a 12-inch circle out of a coordinating piece of fabric and sewed them with right sides together...
I left a 1.5 cm opening thru which to turn the bag.
After turning the bag, I sewed 1/4 inch from the edge of the bag.
And then sewed around it again, 1/2 inch from the first seam. I slip stitched the turning hole closed.
Then, I ran 2 separate cording systems...starting and ending in the same button hole. I cut the cords and there you have it...a coordinating bag for the dress you just hemmed. :)