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Upcycled Bottle Bag

Upcycled Bottle Bag

This week has been busy writing guest posts and magazine articles. My research reminded me of the shocking amount of fabric that geos to landfill.

The ‘Valuing our clothes’ report from Wrap includes news that around 350,000 tonnes (31%) of used clothing out of a total of 1.13 million tonnes are sent to landfill. There are so many different uses for used clothing, reusing as clothing, recreating in to new items – even as simple as your household cloths, or using as packaging.

My new ranges are perfect for fabric scraps, hence avoiding land fill:)

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To make you own fabric flower corsage check out my tutorial here.

To make your own shirt sleeve upcycled bottle bag your will need a long sleeves shirt, some ribbon and preferably a sewing machine.

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Cut your shirt sleeve to length 34cm

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Stitch along the bottom.

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Fold the fabric in half, pin and stitch like this.

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This creates a rectangle shape at the bottom for the bottle to sit in. Place your bottle inside and tie with a ribbon.

Recycled Bottle Bag

Shirt Sleeve Bottle Bag

This week I will be busy adding my new ranges to my Etsy shop. I know a lot of makers have been super organised and working on Christmas for a few months now, but it still seemed a bit early for me!

As usual I am stopping by Handmade Harbour, hope you have a had a good creative week:)

Vicky

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Natalie

Monday 28th of October 2013

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party. Your post will be featured in the Handcrafts Round Up post this week. x Natalie Marigolds' Loft

Amylouise5

Monday 28th of October 2013

Thank you Natalie:)

Jill

Wednesday 9th of October 2013

Very cool bottle bag Vicky!

Pam @Threading My Way

Saturday 5th of October 2013

A clever idea, Vicky and so easy to make. I love it!!!

Pam @Threading My Way

Saturday 5th of October 2013

Hi Vicky, I've featured your bottle bag today... http://www.threadingmyway.com/2013/10/this-weeks-features.html

Love Natalie

Monday 30th of September 2013

What a great idea!

Catherine Walker

Monday 30th of September 2013

Great idea, not wanting to throw my sons clothes away is what started me creating other things from them. Thank you too for the kindle case from the blog swop it was perfect for the job.

Amylouise5

Monday 30th of September 2013

So glad it fitted:) Vicky

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