Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Tote Bag {Made as part of my wool skirt project}

Remember last week I told you about being given a bunch of wool skirts/slacks to make things from? Last week I showed you the fun I have been having making flowers out of their lining. Today's "show and tell" is a easy to make tote bag with a few more of those flowers as decoration.

  I liked the plaid wool, it reminds me of skirts my mom wore when I was a kid, and it turned into a very cute bag I think. I used wool from both the plaid skirt and a charcoal grey skirt. I cut the main pieces from the plaid skirt and then I cut a piece for the bottom and for handles out of the charcoal skirt. I did also make a pocket from the plaid. This tote was very fast to sew up (I made it similarly to this tutorial) and then I had fun adding flowers as decorations.


I love quick and easy projects that upcycle old things!
What have you been making lately?

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7 comments:

Nola said...

I love it! I wish I had more time to make things. Currently I need to hem a big pile of pants we were given. Its nearly impossible to find the right length pants for my oldest, so I have to either make some or hem some. This is faster!

The Tripletts said...

Abbi, that bag is so cute! If you feel like making another one and want to give it away you could send it my way! :)

Miriam said...

I just love it! The plaid is so timeless and the flowers make it very feminine. Great job.

Donna Jean said...

I was wondering if it was made from old cloths. Im using it as a purse right now and I was wanting a new purse anyway. Thanks soo much!!!!! :)

Anna said...

The bag is much cuter in real life! It turned out very pretty, I love wool plaids.

Betsy said...

Abbi, good job on the bag! Very cute!!

Jackie said...

This bag looks great! I love that you are using wool clothing. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Also, I do love the lining flowers. Great job!

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