New upcycled bag design

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I am delighted to finally share my new design:)

Ladies Shoulder Bag

The bag started off as a skirt and a pair of trousers.  It took far too long to finally finish the bag, but I love the finished result:) Creating a dilemma as to whether to add it to my Etsy shop or keep it for myself!

Upcycled Skirt Bag

I found a fab tutorial I used for creating the handles. The bag measures 16 x 31 x 9 cm.

Internal bag

The bag is the perfect size for carrying round the essentials, with an internal zip pocket. Who doesn’t like a pocket?!

Mini IPAD case

I am delighted there was sufficient fabric to make a co-ordinating tablet case from the remaining fabric. This time with the trousers as the external fabric and the skirt as the lining.

blue knitting needle case

With five knitting needle cases made this week I feel as though I am getting back on track for stocking my etsy shop for Christmas Sales:) I hope you have had an equally productive week.

As usual I am hopping by Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else’s week has been like,


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    September 14, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    It’s lovely! A great way to upcycle and I love them both, especially the tablet case you. Hope you have a good week.

  2. September 14, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    Beautiful, I love using old fabric for new projects, sometimes brand new fabric can be so expensive. (keep the bag, sometimes you just need to treat yourself!)
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  3. September 14, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Well I think I would be keeping that for myself. My other reaction was that the fabric must have been a great skirt and trousers too. The leafy design is great.
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  4. September 14, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Wow – I love this bag, the shape and the fabric! It is similar to some Cath Kidson ones which I like but don’t own! Is there a pattern? There’s no way it’s go in my shop! that is my trouble – I want to keep everything I make so takes ages to build up stock 🙂
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    September 14, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    Keep IT! – Show IT off! And, should Anyone “comment” on IT, just give Them one of Your CARDS.

  6. September 14, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    I LOVE this bag Vicky – the handles are such a good design, I’ll be checking out that tutorial myself! You’re certainly powering on for getting stocked for Christmas!
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  7. September 15, 2014 / 8:00 am

    Lovely colour matching fabrics on your bag design. Those knitting needle cases should sell quickly too.

  8. September 15, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    LOVE your bag. The size and the wide opening look perfect. This is the best ‘refashion’ I’ve seen in a long time. If you’re looking for another place to share your projects, stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. (There’s a giveaway for linked up entries.)
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