Gorgeous upcycled tweed tote

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This week I am delighted to be guest blogging over at onthecuttingfloor with a tutorial for this gorgeous tweed bag.

You know me, how I  love to uypcycle. This bag is created from a tweed pleated skirt, a hundred percent wool. I started by unpicking all the pleats and removing the waist band, its amazing how much fabric is hidden in the pleats

Tweed tote bag by Vicky Myers creations

This beautifully soft fabric has fusible fleece added to create the great cute shape of the bag.

pin lining


Bag in the making – sewing the lining and the main bag together – always crunch point. Have I sewn each seam with the same seam allowance, will it fit!


tweed tote bag


Gorgeous though the bag is I felt it could do with some embellishment so I created a removable felt flower brooch to wear on the bag or your jacket.


Recycled Tweed Bag Tutorial Vicky Myers Creations


This bag is perfect for your wallet, mobile, hairbrush, notepad, tablet! Its amazing what a skirt and sheet can be transformed into:) You can download the tutorial Tweed Tote Bag instructions.

Interested in just how many items can be made from one skirt?? I had a go here.




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  1. January 28, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Love them, Vicky!
    Best Annette (Handmade Horizont)

    • Vicky
      January 29, 2015 / 7:48 am

      Thanks Annette:)

  2. January 28, 2015 / 11:20 pm

    That little brooch was just what it needed! I love your upcycling projects – may the world catch on.

    • Vicky
      January 29, 2015 / 7:48 am

      Thanks so much Anne:)

  3. January 29, 2015 / 10:06 am

    You are so clever. The bag is lovely! Thank you for joining in with this weeks #ThriftyThursday

  4. January 29, 2015 / 11:04 am

    I love this it’s so pretty! Makes me want to look for a tweed skirt!

    • Vicky
      February 2, 2015 / 5:29 pm

      Thanks Eline, have to admit the lining was a great thrifty find in the charity shop:)

  5. elaine
    August 10, 2016 / 11:04 am

    where can i find the tutorial to make the tweed tote bag

    • Vicky
      August 11, 2016 / 7:20 am

      My apologies, I’m not sure what happened to the link. Click here

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