Monday, 27 February 2012

An Experiment in Upcycling

I've been reading Mollie Makes again. I know, it can be dangerous...
This time I was inspired to take a couple of vintage tea towels and turn them into a messenger bag. I'm all about upcycling these days!
I'm not so sure about the Scenic Cornwall one now though, I think it will make me feel like a tourist when I use it. I may have another go using just the loud 70s floral design (I've got tons of them, they came from my Aunt's house). I think I'll adapt it so it has a fold over flap as well.
And shorten the straps, this one hangs somewhere near my knees. Mind you, so do a lot of things these days ;(

16 comments:

Kate said...

Great make - look forward to seeing the adapted version.

cucki said...

wow it is so beautiful..i love it so much,,
hugs and love xx

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great idea resulting in a fab bag - I'm all for using things in new ways

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great idea resulting in a fab bag - I'm all for using things in new ways

Linda said...

An excellent use of the tea towels. It looks very useful. At under 5 feet, a lot of things are too long for me too. :-D

Mylene said...

wow! it turns out Great!!

DebbieSFL said...

very cute!!

Ranae said...

Super cool!!!

Kathryn said...

Wow! When my tea towels are done, they're done - good for rags only.
I laughed out loud at that last observation of yours. Too funny!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great bag, but must agree the fabbies need to be a little more matchy-matchy! They're too different for my tastes.

I do enjoy the creative things you come up with!

Mouse said...

heheheheh still giggling at the last comment ... and cooo great idea and thing the bright fabrics will work better and a fold over flap will be far more practical :) love mouse xxxxx

Julie said...

LOL scaffolding required here too!!!

Great bag, saw the latest Mollie Makes in the shop, cuties reminded me of the Tilda bunnies,

Heidi said...

LOL! You are too funny Christine! Love the bag though. I love using things for something else especially things that would otherwise just sit in a closet or drawer.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Sally said...

You certainly made me giggle with that last comment!

The bag is a brilliant idea!

Nicola said...

LOL.

I love how you "upcycle". I always look forward to your knitting ones.

Barb said...

Christine I quite agree with the "gravity" problem I have it too. Like the idea of the bag,but not as much as my brooch!!!