Ok, I know this isn't that spectacular, but I'm still proud of myself. I was sick and then feeling out of it all week but was able to get this together. Not to mention, I have very little experience making bags. I'm excited with how it turned out.
I used to work at a place called Label Shopper. It's kind of a grey market store - brand name clothing and home decor from stores that closed. We also sold "last season" merchandise. Anyway, we once got something wrapped in a burlap sack. I was the eco-freak in the store. I tried to salvage anything reusable. I kept the burlap but it ended up staying in the back room where, unfortunately, I forgot it when I left for another job.
I got married in October and my old coworkers were invited. One of them wrapped my wedding gift in the burlap from the store, knowing that I would appreciate it. I was amazed to see it again. I thought they would have thrown it out for sure. Reunited with the old sack, I put it away, unsure of what to do with it.
Until I saw this challenge! Here it was before I really got to work. My friend already cut the sack apart to wrap a box.
Here's another shot of the finished product. Sorry for the poor photos.
I also used some bottle caps for accents. I painted them and turned them into buttons which I sewed on in the corners of the pocket and on the sides where the strap is connected. It's not lined or reinforced with anything. I wanted to make a produce bag. It's slightly smaller than my other reusable shopping bags so it would fit neatly in them and hold some veggies and/or fruit.