I have an urge to do more recycling. I have a fabric wasteland. Read: my fabric stash, and I do not even claim to be a sewer (as in sew-er person, not the drain!), of any repute, yet I seem to have amassed a lot of fabric. So time to put it to functional use. Shopping and tote bags… here they come:-
This is the first truly recycled bag that I made. The front and back and handle are from Recycled girls pyjamas, the border around the top is from a child’s dress, the applique is from an old teatowel, and the lining, well from my pile of unwanted stash fabrics, so the lining was really the only new-ish part. I kind of like the way this turned out. Even reused some lining that was in my cupboard.
These two bags are from scraps of curtain fabric, (obtained from Ikea) Pattern: courtesy of tinyhappy bags.
Then the piece d’ resistance, is the large tote bag and the handy bag. This is designed on a plastic shopping bag: yes they have to be good for something!
Then it folds up into a tidy little pouch that sits in the bottom of one’s larger handbag and weighs next to nothing.
Then it open up like this:
Then there was the T- shirt bags… my daughter liked this one as it was all kind of stretchy, and you could stuff a big jumper into it, or just a few odd shaped things.
Finally, you can decorate one of the indestructible synthetic bags with some art, draw or paint on a design of your choice.
Now that will give you something to ponder about…..