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Time
6h00

Made from (almost) 100% recycled material.
Someone in my house always forces me to clear out my wardrobe. So as protest I decide to save everything in a bag because I'll need it...one day.

But inspiration struck and I had to make something out of items I once really loved!

I found it tricky because of having to find seams and then undo them very carefully. Also I don't have a sewing machine, so takes a while to sew up! And I have no patience.

I'm always impressed by recycled projects and clothing recons so this was my first attempt. It didn't turn out well :( it just won't be able to hold all my stuff. But here it is anyway because it's a learning curve thing.

It's going to be used as a storage bag. It could even go into a wardrobe over the bar because the sleaves are joined in the middle by buttons so could be undone and buttoned up again.

Posted by queenfairypants from Manchester, England, United Kingdom • Published See queenfairypants's 75 projects »
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  • How to make a shoulder bag. Green Green Bag! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find the seam of the sleaves and undo it.

    Because this is a knitted item there was no risk of fraying, the sleaves are finished peices of knitting. Although this might not be the case with whatever you have.

    These will be the strap of the bag.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Green Green Bag! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off a section appropriate for the body of the bag.

    Undo as much as possible from the rest of the cardigan to use as thread.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Green Green Bag! - Step 3
    Step 3

    You will be left with an unfinished edge which may fray and come undone. So seam up both edges from inside out and then sew round the unfinished edge.

    The opening of the bag is already made from where the caridgan buttoned up.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Green Green Bag! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add some embellishments if you want too. The plan was to use this heart patch but since the end result wasn't what I wanted I'm going to save it for something else.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Green Green Bag! - Step 5
    Step 5

    The next part of the plan was to use this tshirt as a lining that would have been sewn into the seam and at the opening of the bag.

  • Step 6

    Sew the sleaves onto the bag...and done!

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[dancing*in*the*rain*] · Seattle, Washington, US · 28 projects
cute!
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