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 UK more than 1 million tonnes of textiles are thrown away every year”.
Other inspiring recycled bags include:
In the meantime I have been expanding the range and style of bags I have made – hoping to add a few to Etsy this weekend…
A grey felted skirt corsage bag, with internal pocket and magnetic clasp, perfect for night or day..
A felted grey sweater, with red leather belt as shoulder strap, lined with internal pocket.. great size for the odd book or tablet… the felted red flowers are from a former coat, hand appliqued on with buttons for detail.
and finally a circular embroidered design, simply lined with white fabric and fitted with gorgeous wooden handles, upcycled from a former bag of course. However if anyone knows of a source of wooden half circular handles I would love to know:)
I have a Pinterest board, rather originally called Bags! Why not share your favourite bag? What inspires you?