So I made at least six things for Christmas gifts and forgot to take pictures before I wrapped them up. Then it turns out, even with a sparkly new camera, I took, like, four pictures - none of them beautiful. But I cropped a couple for up-close baggy goodness.
Now, prologue completed, I start on the meat of the text - and craft! I've been going through a reconstructed bag frenzy, possibly connected to the new love of interfacing or the amazing collection of cute t-shirts I've been gathering at amazing prices from thrift stores. Anyway, inspired by the awesome tuts and bags here, I made some tote style bags for my sister and niece.
My sister LOOOOOVES rhinos and so, when I was browsing through a thrift store one day and found about four rhino shirts, I had to make her a bag. A little modification to the basic jordy bag and viola!
She kindly displays the solid blue back from a thrifted t-shirt. If you look closely you can see the blue and pink paisley print I used for the lining and underside of the handle because I ran out of shirt material.
And now she shows the front with the cutey rhino. And the A-Line shape. There's a pocket, about four by six, inside.
My niece Loooves bunnies. She has three and used to work at a bunny rescue place. So, when I saw the "Bad Hare Day" shirt I had to get it and reconstruct.
The lining/binding is a piece of yellow something I had in my stash and the handles were up-cycled from a bag I got on sale at my local thrift store for about 85 cents. They're a little heavy for the bag, but they spoke to me.
The only thing on either bag that I bought new was the interfacing. Everything else - including the thread - were thrifted, stashed or otherwise on hand.
I know the pictures aren't fabulous, but I hope you enjoy.