Monday, October 24, 2011

Train Case...

 I love the name "Train Case"!  I think I like it so much more than luggage or suitcase.  It sounds romantic and makes me feel like there might be an adventure in my future...on a train!

The interesting thing about this Train Case is that it opens on the end, not the side like every other case I've seen.  Very interesting.


The inside lid of the case is in near perfect condition.  The mirror is in tact, the fabric is clean and snug in the case.  (I was trying to get a good picture of the inside of the case and Baby Kitty decided he needed to check out just what I was doing!)



As you can see...the bottom of the case has seen better days. Ugly stain...


Once all the "guts" are ripped out, you can see the case itself is made of wood and in excellent condition. The outside stitching and covering is in good condition and will just need a good cleaning.


Because I decided to keep the "reddish-orange" color that surrounded the mirror, I went with this teal floral fabric for the sides and bottom of the case.


To create a little more drama, I added some flowers and buttons around the mirror.


I also added some flowers around the back of the case.


Once again...with just a little bit of fabric and good ole' elbow grease you can tranform an old Train Case into something that is actually still very useable!


These past couple of weeks I've also been sewing my fingers off getting ready for an upcoming show. 


BUT...More on that later.
Till tomorrow...
debi

1 Cowgurls said:

Hollace said...

You found great fabric for the lining. I'm glad you kept the mirror part. Whereever do you find these pieces!