A friend of mine recently had some surgery and I wanted to make a little something for her. While I was getting my steps in and doing my daily walking at Hobby Lobby, I noticed this really bright and cheery fabric that was on sale. Of course, I had to get some!
The first thing that I did was to cut it into strips. Then I had the idea to make a couple of cosmetic-type zippered bags with it. There's no sense in just making one, so I made three of them. I lined them with felt and it was just the right thickness to make them sturdy without being too stiff. I just happened to have zippers to match on hand, so I used those.
I was going to sew small tabs on the sides of them, but was sort of in a hurry and decided against it. Now I wish that I had taken the time to do it. I think tabs make the zippered bags look more finished.
Then with some of the remaining strips, I sewed this hexagon centerpiece. Can you see the flamingos in the fabric? I just love them! I think it came out so cute. So cute, that I went back to Hobby Lobby and purchased more flamingo fabric! I'll take that out and use it on another day. :) Stay posted.