Wednesday, April 14, 2010

One Sweater Two Bags

It's coming up on Earth Day and I always try to find a new project or creative way to reuse or recycle something. I rescued this wool cardigan from a thrift store and couldn't decide whether to keep it or not. I got tired of Spring cleaning around it, and of not being able to make up my mind!

So, today, I made the decision and took my scissors to it! Using only the main body of the sweater, I was able to make these two fun recycled bags. The first one is a messenger/flap style, using a recycled adjustable strap and leather tabs. The other makes good use of these simple, but large wooden hoop handles.
Nothing fancy, yet perfectly reusable!
Here's Bag 1 -
and Bag 2 -


Linda said...

Great ideas and maybe 2 less things around your house. After spring shows, I'm going to declutter and either freecycle or donate items I don't need any more.

knittingdragonflies said...

How cute! I love both of these!