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Sweetheart Bag


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I designed this bag to be constructed completely from recycled materials. The main body of the bag is done in a heavy weight wool from a thrifted grey wool skirt. The skirt cost me $2 and I got two bags out of it! The lining was once an pair of curtains and the applique on the front was from a t-shirt that no longer fit. I hope this bag will show you that 'upcycled' can be pretty darn fashionable and affordable. I hope you have fun making it and even more fun finding a fun skirt to transform! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing Ironing on interfacing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18cm x 30cm

Supplies Needed

  • 0,5m heavy wool fabric (or one thrifted wool skirt!)
  • 0.5m quilting cotton for lining
  • 30cm x 15cm piece medium weight interfacing (Vilene S320)

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