Thursday, February 4, 2010

Go Green Bag

2 pairs of jeans + 1 baju kurung uniform = 1 eco friendly bag

That's the equation for this spacious bag. 
I like trying out new patterns from Better Homes and Gardens magazine by re-purposing old clothing. When you have clothing that's either too ugly to wear or too worn out to be given away, why not just transform it into something new and useful.

This 'market bag' pattern is easy to follow and I even added two side pockets to stash away my scissors and pencils. The denim material makes this bag sturdy enough to carry heavy loads. There's still some denim scraps left after making this bag, just enough to make a handbag or purses. So you really can make a lot of stuff from worn out denim. 
Eco crafting is cool : )

The finished size for this bag is 17 1/2" X 13 1/2" X 4" (without handle).

Side pocket

 Inside lining using white baju kurung uniform.
The original pattern for this bag was designed by Joanna Figueroa of Fig tree & Co. for Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection 2009.

Read the article HERE

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