Picture of Two in one: Waistcoat and Bag :)
I'm a hogger for 'multi-funtional' things. So, I created this waistcoat which can be converted into a bag ..so one can use it either ways :)
I hope the instructions are clear enough and you like it!

PS: Please vote for me if you like it :) :)
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Step 1: Gather your material

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You will need:
- Fabric (I've used 100% pure woolen fabric)
- Basic stationary and stitching tools
  > Scissors, pencil, tailor's chalk, pattern paper, body form etc
- Stitching thread and normal pearl sized beads

Step 2: Coloring the fabric

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Personalizing the fabric:
The fabric technique I have used is 'Bandhani' or 'Tie and Dye of Rajasthan, India'
Speckled with tiny square shaped dots, textured with crinkled crease of fabric, dyed with vivid dramatic colors, it attracts all the attention and admiration! 

How to do it?
- Dye the base fabric in any color or colors (optional).
  One can experiment with the various tying techniques, and can come up with interesting results each time :)
- Mark the entire fabric
- Take the bead and secure it with a thread, tightly.
- Continue the same process across the entire length of the fabric.
- It is time consuming, but the result is worth the wait!
- Dye the entire fabric again in another color (in a color different than the one previously used).

This type of tie and dye technique is known as 'Indian Shibori' , or as we call it "Bandhani".
You can Google search a couple of images to see the various motifs, patterns used in the technique. Also, the eye catching use of colors.

NOTE:  This is an additional step and is not necessary in the making of the waistcoat-cum-bag!

Step 3: Cut the Fabric

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- A basic bodice pattern will do well.
- Cut the fabric in four panels 
mailmb1 year ago
Way to go girl! I'm gonna make this, soon! :D
m bedi (author)  mailmb1 year ago
Thanks :) And put up a picture please :D
Love the concept :)
I think you deserve to win! Voted for you :D
m bedi (author)  mntbdfb02021 year ago
Eeeep! Thanks a ton :')
wtn69cg1 year ago
Awesome! Just love the idea ..Great work (y) :)
m bedi (author)  wtn69cg1 year ago
Thanks alot!
PS: please vote for mee :)
fkme1 year ago
WOW! This is the first thing i'm gonna try as soon as i get time! Great job!!
m bedi (author)  fkme1 year ago
Sure! I'd love to see it :)
Let me know if u need any other details :)
mntllangl1 year ago
I'm sorry.. but i think i'm gonna copy this!
#totallyin love <3
It's been forever that i was searching for a good waistcoat to make.. and i get a a bag with it tooo ;)
That's like cherry on my cake!! :D
m bedi (author)  mntllangl1 year ago
Hahah!! That's too sweet :) :)
Do put up a picture once u make it ;)
Ps: pleasee vote for mee
hrtrbbr1 year ago
The pictures u've clicked are pretty good!! Totally love the shibori technique you've done ;)
m bedi (author)  hrtrbbr1 year ago
Thanks alot.. glad you liked it ;)
Let me know if you need any other details!
kngkzm1 year ago
Really interesting i must say :)
m bedi (author)  kngkzm1 year ago
Thankyou! :)
PS: please vote for mee..
title is misleading.
It is a latin word/phrase.  Never seen it used before :)
m bedi (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
If you need any other detail, please let me know!
PS: please vote for mee :) :)
m bedi (author)  KorpseGrinder1 year ago
If you have something better in mind, please suggest :)
I'd be more than happy to change!
And, let me know if you need any other details :)
Interesting idea! I have to say, the title was a tad misleading though completely correct.
m bedi (author)  lwilliams431 year ago
Thanks Iwilliams43 :) Let me know if you need any other details :D
PS: Please vote for mee :)
Fantastic! This is really unique, practical and seems pretty easy to replicate - Great job! I could definitely see this catching on.
m bedi (author)  alannarosewhitney1 year ago
Thankyou :) That means alot! Let me know if you need any other details :D
PS: Please vote for mee :)