I've been contemplating how to repurpose a bundle of old unneeded curtains into new stuff lately, and my latest creation is this bag:
I made it from a single curtain panel of vintage barkcloth that I bought years ago at an antiques market in Rockland, Maine. I just concocted the pattern as I went along, and it's just a slightly teardropped shape, lined with a combination of more barkcloth and some dark green cotton (the same dark green cotton that I used for a recent apron). The only embellishment are three old buttons--one brown, one white, and one green--stacked one atop another on the flap. There are still plenty of curtains to work with, so perhaps some gifts will be next to arise from the pile of curtains!