I've always loved the look of brown gingham, and it has had a place in my stash of fabrics for a long time. When I was getting ready for the Renegade Craft fair last month, I was working on some Simplicity Totes and decided to make a few with a gingham lining. I loved it so much that I had to keep one for myself.
Then, there were some leftover bits of the heavy linen I use for the Simplicity Tote, which I wanted to use somehow, so I created this little button bag. It is lined with a smaller brown gingham than the tote, and is the perfect size for make-up, lingerie, or toiletries. My e-friend Maya of mayamade created some little bags similar to these a couple of weeks ago and uses them for first-aid supplies, which is also a brilliant idea.