Re-use, Recycle, Re-purpose · Refashion · Sewing

Refashion: Jeans to Handbag

In my last issue of Love Sewing (the best birthday present subscription ever) I found a tutorial for turning an old pair of jeans into a cool denim bag. What a great use for those worn out holey jeans that normally get thrown away! I have a growing pin collection (new obsession) and nowhere good enough…… Continue reading Refashion: Jeans to Handbag

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“I Made That!” Monday – Christmas Tote

Everyone that knows me, knows I’m a sucker for a bit of the festive spirit. This last week at work I’ve discovered a dedicated Christmas station on the radio and have been treating my colleagues to an hour or so festive fun a day. I love it! (Jury is out on them.. ha!) So when…… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday – Christmas Tote

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“I Made That!” Monday – Bags of Planning Talent

My mum has the irritating endearing habit of preempting any and all surprise gifts with a request for her own gift. Lately, she requested her own Mother’s Day present, which was, absolutely infuriatingly exactly what I planned to make for her in the first place – a bag to store her knitting in. Mum’s a sporadic knitter.…… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday – Bags of Planning Talent

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“I Made That!” Monday! – Bags of Style

After the triumph (or bit-of-a-mess) of my first garment last Monday, this week I retreated back into the safe haven of not-making-clothes and started on a new bag! I’d had this reversible bag tutorial pinned on Pinterest for a good long while, and decided that it would be perfect to try out. I wasn’t sure I wanted a…… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday! – Bags of Style

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“I Made That!” Monday – Draw Me Like One Of Those Cute Bags, Jack.

(Sorry for the title, I had to.) At the moment I’m still dedicated to Christmas presents. I know it’s pretty early but I’m a worrier. I’m one of those people who will stress out about getting everybody’s gifts (and getting good ones is another story) in time and not enjoy the build up to Christmas because of…… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday – Draw Me Like One Of Those Cute Bags, Jack.