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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Denim Destiny Bag! on: May 08, 2012 01:02:46 PM
I was digging around in my craft stash the other day, when I came upon two pieces of jean fabric, already cut out to sew.  Heaven knows how long ago I did it, but I can recognize the hand of Destiny when it slaps me upside the head!  So, after a few hours of communing with my sewing machine--behold!

Lining fabric, zipper and seatbelt webbing strap, all from my craft stash as well.
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bag for the Zombie Apocalypse, Mark II on: February 19, 2012 10:50:18 AM
A year ago, I made a big bag from a rug.  My kids, because I had so many useful things in it, called it the Zombie Apocalypse bag.  Now, with the bag getting a little worn and the Apocalypse looming ever closer (at least in my kids' minds!), I present the Zombie Apocalypse bag Mark II!

Lining is Valori Wells home decorator cotton from my (now defunct, alas!) local fabric store.

Yup.  It's a big bag, indeed!
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / "Geez, Mom, you could hide a body in there!" AKA big slouchy carpetbag on: February 07, 2011 05:51:34 PM
I found a rug on the clearance table at Big Lots.  $3.  It said to me, "take me home and make me into a bag!"  So I did.  When my son saw it, that's what he said.  Not quite, but it IS big. 

View of the lining.  Home decorating fabric by Valori Wells, from my local amazing fabric store.

Gives you an idea of the size!

The strap is a piece of black seatbelt webbing from a boxful of the stuff my daughter gave me for free!  So this was one cheap, as well as big, bag.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Seatbelt bag for my granddaughter's birthday! on: October 30, 2010 10:42:04 AM

MY granddaughter turned 5 the other day.  And I just got my wonderful Necchi sewing machine back from the shop, so I HAD to put it to good use!  So I made this as a birthday present.  It's lined with pink and orange print, because she loves those colors.
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / DD's Christmas Bag on: December 26, 2009 07:55:09 AM
Here's yet another seatbelt bag, this one for my oldest daughter's Christmas present.  The web is actually a few shades darker than the photos.

I lucked out; I had some matching fabric in my stash that I used for the lining.

As it happens, my daughter had recently broken her old purse's strap, so my timing was excellent!
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Three new seat belt bags! Img heavy on: December 13, 2009 08:53:03 AM
I've been using my wonderful Necchi machine to make bags from seat belt webbing.

First, I made this gray one for a friend's birthday present.

When my daughter saw it, she wanted a blue one.  So I made this.

And when I saw how nice hers turned out, well, I just had to make one for myself.
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Trader Joe's Flea Market Bag on: May 25, 2009 02:56:56 PM
My daughter works at Trader Joe's, and so has many of their re-usable shopping bags.  She asked me this morning to use some of them to make her a new purse using Grand Revival's Flea Market Bag pattern, and here is the result.

OUtside of bag.

Inside.  I used the bottom of the white bag to make the pocket. 
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Bag for my daughter on: February 22, 2009 12:01:52 PM
I just this minute finished this, for my daughter.

Here's the pattern I used.

And here's the bag.  It has a pocket inside, and I'm going to add a velcro strip to close it.
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Beaded scissor chatelaines on: January 08, 2009 02:53:35 PM
The one with the scissors is mine; the other I made for my sister.

20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Another denim recon on: December 14, 2008 10:21:31 AM
No great shakes, but I'm happy with it.  It started as a girl's denim skirt I got at Goodwill for $1.99.  The lining is heavy cotton fabric from Ikea, so I had to hand-sew it. 

Interior shot.  There's one interior pocket.

Got the cool spider pin from Etsy.  Everything else came from my stash.
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