I suddenly realised that there are a LOT of clothes that I don't wear anymore. I have this pair of greyish blue knitted soft cotton pants of almost 7 years old but still in tip-top condition, though I wear it on almost 5 days each week. And a light blue soft cotton knitted t-shirt, which was so stretchable that it went a little out of shape after worn several times.
I cut out a portion from one leg of the pants, and a section from the shirt. Hand-sewed each portion into a sack-like pouch. Then I put the light blue pouch into the greyish blue one, with a little of the light blue overlapping the edge of the greyish blue. I then handstitched the two together at the edge. The stitches are not neat at all . So, I added white lace over the stitches on the outside and stuck red velvety fabric tape over those on the inside . I got the fabric tape from a swap.
After finishing that, I sewed on the grey strap, and covered the stitches with a fabric yo-yo. MY stitches are not neat at all.
The bag is reversible....
After finishing that first bag, I was further inspired to make more bags from old clothes. Well, I did make one other bag. My mum had this knitted light sandy brown sleeveless top she worn during her teenage years. She gave it to me, together with some other clothes. Her size definitely do not meet mine. So I turned it into a tote bag.
It has asymmetrical sides because the back of the shirt is slightly higher that the front. I love that though. I stitched a t-shirt pouch to line the inside. The stitches, again, are not neat. So, I added a string of red pompoms I got from a swap.
I haven't covered the stitches on the inside though. I've run out of fabric tape.