10+ Free Patterns for Recycled Bags

The theme for this years Zero Waste week is reuse, why not refashion clothes into bags – I love the challenge and creativity involved in this. It costs little, have a go:) Here are my top 10 plus tutorials for upcycling clothes into bags. Loving this sweater bag from Renegade Seamstress – Taking less than … Read more

How to make a large denim tote bag

Learn how to make your own large denim tote bag with this free tote bag pattern. The large tote bag is made with a variety of upcycled materials, with hand stitching for embellishment, your own padded fabric handles plus a magnetic closure. This large denim tote measures 20 by¬† 18 by 3″ once complete, with … Read more

Pink Peony Pattern – Free Bag Pattern

I have to admit this has to be my favourite free bag pattern. The Pink Peony Bag is quick to make, taking approximately an hour including cutting out. It’s perfect for beginners, as a beautiful bag which is simple to make. As always with Charmed Liebling the pattern is easy to follow. I have already made four. … Read more

skirt upcycled into a tweed bag

Introducing this weeks Quick Mid Week Upcycled Make, woollen tweed bag. This weeks quick mid week make transforms a tweed pleated woollen skirt into a stylish recycled bag. You will need: Skirt Lining (I used an old shirt) Scissors Tape messure Heavy weight iron on interfacing Thread Sewing machine Magnetic snapper Optional: Zip Rings for handle To … Read more

Five of the Best Tablet IPAD Case Tutorials

This is extremely unlike me but I am beginning to think about autumn craft fairs on the run up to Christmas. My thoughts have turned to gifts suitable for men. I am in the process of introducing a new range…IPAD cases made from upcycled men’s trousers and shirts. What do you think? I’m glad the … Read more

Drawstring Waterproof Swimming Bag Tutorial

Welcome to those joining us as part of Creative Crafting blog tour, hope you are enjoying the various stops. This is where I blog about items I make, either for our home or for sale. I often write about recycled and upcycled projects. What do you make with your former shirts? I love upcycling former … Read more

Bags, bags, bags.. Upcycled .. recycled

I am loving pinterest to see what other people are making, feeling inspired by the following upcycled creations: I particularly like the use of old fashioned wooden coat hangers for the handles, coupled with mens shirts. Plus Zinc White have a rather stylish website which also features jewellery made from crayons. Interesting facts are featured “in the … Read more