Here's a breakdown of what all the parts became in the bag:
leg fabric - body of the bag
belt loops - stitched 3 together to make loop closure
frayed bottom 8"of one leg turned upside down - inside pocket the width of the bag
back pocket with Levi's tag - front outside pocket of bag
other back pocket lined with shirt fabric - eyeglass case
small key pocket from right front pocket of jeans - attached to inside pocket for small change
waistband with button and buttonhole - shoulder strap
shirt - bag lining, zippered inner pocket, and scarf bow
And here's the finished product:
|Zippered pocket in lining|
|Upside down leg hem pocket with small key pocket attached to other side of lining. Isn't the shirt fabric fun?|
|Completed bag (the Levi's tag on the pocket is hiding under the bow)|
It was, to me, a labor of love for my friend's cousin. As I created it, I hoped it would bring her joy and comfort, and perhaps ease some of the loneliness I know she has been feeling. I took it to her home this morning, and judging from her reaction, I knew it was going to contribute to her healing in a special way. Grateful for all the blessings in my life, I feel like I was truly fortunate to be able to do this for her.
So when you reflect on your blessings, do something to bless someone else. You never know how positive an impact you might make on them for even just that moment!