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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

upcycling: cargo and orange bag

 New bag! My first I just sewed two days ago, and I've already been using it. I admit the high of success was pretty good and I went chasing it again, this time with upcycled cargo pants, some jeans denim left over from the first bag, and bought orange fabric and buttons. The batting and felt I already had. Okay, so only about half the bag is actually upcycled, but that's still pretty good.

This bag is lined entirely with orange, and I used quilt batting in the center to help provide a bit more structure support as well as padding. The size is about 12 inches wide, 9ish (I think) inches tall, large enough to hold most bibles or simply to perform as a "busy bag" that a child can take along to quiet activities. No pockets inside -- just a no fuss, straightforward straight edge sewing style, and the pockets are premade from the cargo pants. But I think it works. Heck, I'm rather in love with it!

This bag is for a certain young lady I know. She loves orange -- could you tell? Not my kid, nope, but one we love, and quite the character. I have yet to decide whether to hold out on this until her birthday (not for a while) or to give it to her sooner, as a "just because" gift. Those are always fun.

What do you think? Could you perhaps upcycle some trouser pockets for something cute of your own?

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