Quote of the Day:
A grandparent is a gift from above one to cherish, one to love
My niece works at an high end furniture store. They throw away the sample fabrics that you can choose for your furniture. She brought me over a stack about 2 feet high. I've made several bags with it for kindles and IPads. This one I made for my cousin. On facebook I did a "Pass it Forward" thing. The first 5 people that said "I'm in" and then reposted on their wall got a little surprise. I've made 3 Christmas ornaments, one jeans wreath and now this. I bought the handles at Hancock Fabrics. They were $2.99 for a set of two. I had some leather from the same stack and I used those to attach the handles to the bag. I can't wait for her to get it.
You should check with local furniture stores and find out if they just throw these samples away. There is so many things they can be used for. I'm also thinking about a quilt. The samples are very heavy-duty.
Thank you for letting me share.